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Initiatives to address human rights problemRespecting Human Rights

Carrying out Human Rights Due Diligence

Guided by its Human Rights Policy, the Kirin Group has set into motion a PDCA cycle on a Groupwide basis. In 2018, we will work to instill an understanding of the Kirin Group Human Rights Policy in the officers and employees of each operating company through training and other methods. Additionally, in countries where there is concern of human rights-related risks, we will carry out a human rights impact assessment and monitor risk accordingly. We will then disclose the results of this assessment as well as information pertaining to our response to human rights-related risks and other matters.

Activities to Raise Employee Awareness

Human rights training for the president and executive staff

To promote respect for human rights, we train employees on human rights and compliance every year. We also provide executive training sessions on human rights to presidents and general managers of Group companies every year. At our domestic operating companies in 2017, we implemented training to raise awareness of human rights with a particular focus on the LGBT community (sexual minorities). This training highlighted our LGBT-related efforts. We appoint and train a staff member in charge of human rights promotion in each Group company and hold study groups and training sessions to raise awareness of human rights in workplaces throughout the Group. To review the effectiveness of such measures, we conduct a survey on human rights awareness among Group company employees every year. We use the survey results to assess changes in awareness among employees and issues to be resolved in each Group company and plan our future activities accordingly.
In our overseas Group companies, we use a Risk management system to identify human rights risks. Currently, we are taking on the challenge of further promoting understanding and respect for human rights among suppliers of overseas Group companies. As part of this effort, we visit locations and conduct interviews to formulate measures that meet the social conditions of individual countries.

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