Human Rights (Respect for Human Rights, Prohibition of Discrimination)
In addition to participating in the UN Global Compact, Casio has spelled out its strong commitment to human rights in the Casio Group Code of Conduct, which is being thoroughly implemented throughout the group.
Policy concerning respect for human rights and prohibition of discrimination / expanding awareness
The Casio Group Code of Conduct mandates that the Casio Group complies with all laws, respects all fundamental human rights, will not engage in any form of discrimination, and will not use or permit any form of child or forced labor. The Code of Conduct also stipulates that Casio will respect the diversity of individuals and their unique personalities, will not engage in any acts that ignore individuality, including discrimination based on gender, creed, religion, ethnicity, social status, physical disability, or any other discriminator, and will not permit acts of violence, sexual harassment, or power harassment.
Casio shares the Code of Conduct with group companies in and outside Japan and attempts to ensure it is thoroughly understood in order to expand awareness of these human rights. Additionally, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., provides human rights education at training sessions given to new hires and employees before and after promotion and appointment to managerial positions.
Casio has participated in the UN Global Compact since December 2010, and upholds its universal principles in areas such as human rights and labor.
Casio also recognizes the importance of ensuring that its entire supply chain, including suppliers, adheres to these principles. All suppliers have been made aware of Casio’s Supplier Guidelines, which clearly requests respect for human rights and prohibits discrimination. In addition to requesting compliance, Casio strives to verify execution using questionnaires and other means.
Preventing sexual harassment and power harassment
Casio has stipulated in the Casio Group Code of Conduct that it will not engage in any acts that ignore individuality, and will not countenance sexual harassment and power harassment. The company has issued Guidelines to Prevent Sexual Harassment and established a hotline. A full-time hotline officer is available to respond to issues raised by telephone, fax, e-mail and postal mail, demonstrating Casio’s determination to prevent harassment and quickly address any issues which arise. Moreover, in its employment regulations, Casio has specified that persons who commit sexual harassment or power harassment will be subject to discipline.
Establishment of employee hotline
Casio has established a special hotline on the company’s intranet for employee concerns and inquiries on corporate culture, human relations, pay and working conditions.