The OKI Group, as a signatory to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, recognizes that respecting international human rights norms, including the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and considering the human rights of each and every person connected to OKI in our operations is the foundation of all corporate activities. It enshrines "Respect for Human Rights" in its Charter of Corporate Conduct and Code of Conduct, and ensures human rights are respected by providing education through new hire trainings, trainings based on job position, and e-learning programs. The Group is also working on a fair employment and selection process and creating a working environment where diverse employees can play an active role.
The OKI Group manages harassment and other human rights and labor risks as "common risks." In addition to educating all employees through the compliance training program, we have established the Harassment Consultation Center as a contact point in the event that a problem occurs or could occur. We have also developed and are implementing procedures for dealing with any risks, including protecting employees who have consulted the center.
Furthermore, we made "Respect for Human Rights" the first principle of the "OKI Group AI Principles," which provides guidelines for OKI as a company that offers products and solutions using AI. The principle sets forth that the OKI Group strives to prevent discrimination by AI, respects privacy, and complies with laws and regulations concerning the handling of personal information. In addition, we conduct surveys on the human rights, labor, and other initiatives of our suppliers as provided in the "OKI Group Supply Chain CSR Deployment Guidebook."
In order to further promote such initiatives, in fiscal year 2022, we enacted human rights policy based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We will establish mechanisms in accordance with this policy and develop and implement measures for human rights due diligence and other requirements. In fiscal year 2022, we made OKI Group Human Rights Policy known through a sustainability e-learning program for all employees of the domestic OKI Group (99.9% participation rate), and conducted a survey of manufacturing subsidiaries within the OKI Group to understand their initiatives and issues related to human rights.
The OKI group, comprised of Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. and its group companies ("OKI"), aims to contribute to solving social issues based on the enterprising spirit set forth in our corporate philosophy and recognizes that the foundation of all of our activities must be to consider the human rights of each and every person connected to OKI in our operations. We hereby establish this "OKI Group Human Rights Policy" to fulfill our responsibility to respect human rights as a corporation.
OKI applies this policy to all officers and employees of OKI. OKI will also seek the support of suppliers and other parties directly involved with OKI's business, products, and services in relation to this policy.
As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, OKI respects international norms regarding human rights, including the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and promotes actions based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We also comply with the laws and regulations of the countries and regions in which we operate and strive to respect international principles of human rights.
OKI works to identify any negative human rights impacts in our business activities and has established and regularly performs due diligence procedures to prevent or mitigate such negative impacts.
OKI takes appropriate corrective actions when it confirms that its corporate activities have caused or contributed to negative impacts on human rights. In addition, OKI takes effective grievance measures to enable appropriate remedies.
OKI provides continuous education to our officers and employees to ensure that they understand this policy and international norms on human rights and act appropriately.
OKI regularly discloses the progress and results of our efforts to respect human rights under this policy on our website and in our Integrated Report.
OKI regularly verifies and improves this policy and the nature of our actions based on dialogue and consultations with stakeholders who are actually or potentially affected by human rights issues.
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