Respect for Human Rights
Considering Human Rights in Corporate Activities
│Checking for Human Rights Issues
Casio has been taking stock of human rights issues since 2012, using ISO 26000 as a guide. In order to strengthen its due diligence, Casio sought the advice of experts and created its own tool for checking the status of human rights, taking the Danish Institute for Human Rights’ Human Rights Compliance Assessment Quick Check as a reference. Casio uses the tool to make effective assessments and conduct education relating to human rights. Using the tool, Casio took stock of the status of initiatives addressing human rights issues at Casio Computer Co., Ltd. and at group companies in and outside Japan in fiscal 2015. The secretariat performed issue analysis based on the gathered data, and the results were provided as feedback to the group companies. Since fiscal 2017, Casio has been checking for human rights issues, alternating year by year between checking all group production companies, and checking Casio Computer Co., Ltd. and all group sales companies. Since fiscal 2017, Casio has been checking for human rights issues, alternating year by year between checking group production companies and group sales companies. In fiscal 2019, a human rights checkup was conducted at eight group production companies and feedback was provided by the secretariat. In fiscal 2021, a human rights checkup was conducted at 27 group sales companies in and outside Japan and feedback was provided by the secretariat.
In fiscal 2022, Casio reviewed the results of the human rights checkups it had conducted since 2016, as well as its human rights checkup tool. Starting in fiscal 2023, Casio will confirm the status of human rights initiatives. Going forward, each site will make improvements based on the feedback by applying the PDCA cycle, in order to enhance human rights due diligence throughout the group.
│Education and Awareness-Raising
Casio regularly provides internal education for Casio Computer Co., Ltd. and group companies in and outside Japan in order to spread awareness about respect for human rights.
In fiscal 2022, respect for human rights was taken up as one of the CSR material issues for Casio in the course of sustainability training, which is held once per year. Training was provided on matters including the Casio Group Policy on Human Rights while human rights in daily life and levels of comprehension were evaluated.
In addition, at the meeting for Sustainability Leaders at Casio Computer and Casio group companies in Japan, non-profit organization ACE provided a lecture on the theme of Business and Human Rights and various Casio staff members introduced the company’s CSR procurement initiatives and its whistleblower system.
│Preventing Sexual Harassment and Power Harassment
Casio has stipulated in the Casio Business Conduct Guidelines 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. The hotline 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 and disciplinary rules, Casio has specified that persons who commit sexual harassment or power harassment will be subject to discipline. Furthermore, Casio has conducted harassment prevention training for officers and all employees of the Group in Japan in accordance with the revision of laws and regulations in 2020, and will continue to thoroughly raise awareness of preventing harassment.
│Establishment of Employee Hotline
Casio has established a point of contact for labor-management consultation (Grievance Committee) to address employee concerns and inquiries on corporate culture, human relations, and pay and working conditions and strives to create an environment in which employees feel comfortable about seeking consultations. Additionally, the Whistleblower Hotline provides consultation about and responds to reports of human rights infringements.