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Initiatives Toward Respecting Human RightsEmbedding the Kirin Group Human Rights Policy in practice

Embedding the Kirin Group Human Rights Policy in practice

To promote respect for human rights, Kirin Group trains employees on human rights every year. We also provide executive training sessions on human rights to presidents and general managers of Group companies every year. We appoint and train a staff member in charge of human rights promotion in each Group company and hold study groups and training sessions for persons responsible for harassment consultation 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.

Human Rights Awareness Training for all Employees

We provided human rights awareness training for domestic business companies under the theme of “Barrier-free Minds and the Kirin Group Human Rights Policy & the Kirin Group Charter for Hiring People with Disabilities”.

Human Rights Awareness Training for Top-level Management

The theme of training in 2018 was “Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities” (from the perspective of diversity). We invited an outside specialist who gave a lecture on initiatives taken with respect to persons with disabilities (in Japan and abroad), movements after the enforcement of the Act for Eliminating Discrimination Against People with Disabilities, views on reasonable accommodation, and how managers should deal with employment of persons with disabilities.

Briefings to JV partners

Kirin Group believes that our joint venture partnerships have the potential to bring about sustained benefits to communities and the economy in countries we operate in, through job creation, increased incomes and community initiatives. We also see these partnerships as an opportunity to share international best practices on environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects, including seeking our JV partners’ support for the Kirin Group Human Rights Policy.
To this end, in 2018, we held workshops with our JV partners in the Philippines, Myanmar and China to develop their understanding and support for the Kirin Group Human Rights Policy. We will continue to hold study workshops and carry out other activities to deepen understanding and promote respect for human rights.

Briefing sessions for Kirin Group Supplier CSR Guidelines

Kirin Group understands the importance of working together with our suppliers to improve respect for human rights across all of our business operations and supply chain. In this regard, we have revised Kirin Group Supplier CSR Guidelines along with the launch of Kirin Group Human Rights Policy, and held supplier meetings to deepen understanding the Guidelines.

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