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Initiatives for Employees

Basic Stance on Human Rights

The Group's Code of Conduct stipulates that we support and respect the protection of internationally declared human rights. It also stipulates that we support the abolition of forced labor in all forms and the effective abolition of child labor. We will ensure that we are not involved in any human rights violations ourselves. We will not treat people in a discriminatory manner, and will act without regard for such matters as gender, age, ideology religion, social status, educational background, birthplace, health status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity (including LGBT). We are committed to compliance with all applicable law including, but not limited to, wage and hour law. In addition, we respect mutual human rights and aim to create workplace environments that are safe and comfortable. We believe that favorable workplace environments in which the character and human rights of each individual are respected and all matters can be discussed openly are the foundation of sound corporate management.

Initiatives to Raise Human Rights Awareness

The Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (MCHC) Group signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in May 2006. As a member of the MCHC Group, the Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Group also respects the 10 principles of the UNGC, which address human rights, labor, the environment, and anticorruption, and upholds these principles in its business activities in line with its Corporate Behavior Charter. Based on an awareness of our social responsibilities as a company, we have formulated the Human Rights Awareness Promotion Regulations. The objective of these regulations is to foster the implementation of human rights awareness promotion activities in order to raise the human rights awareness of all officers and employees and to ensure respect for human rights at Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma. As one facet of measures to promote diversity, we are implementing human rights training for officers and employees, The Company's Human Rights Awareness Promotion Committee, chaired by the President, plays a key role in this training. In addition, we are implementing other Groupwide human rights training programs, which include collaborating with outside experts and employee participation in outside lectures.

In anticipation of Human Rights Week, in December each year the committee sponsors a contest in which employees are encouraged to consider human rights issues and demonstrate their general awareness by composing human rights slogans. In fiscal 2017, a total of 210 entries were submitted by employees throughout the Group. In addition, based on the results of the UNGC self assessment, we have started to implement initiatives to understand and verify human rights risk at overseas subsidiaries.

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Group Human Rights Awareness Promotion Structure
Article 4 of the Regulations for Promoting Awareness of Human Rights
The Human Rights Awareness Promotion Committee has been established as a deliberative committee for overall policy standards and promotion.
Addressing Harassment

Under its Compliance Code of Conduct, the Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Group states clearly that the Group "does not tolerate discrimination, harassment or any other behavior (such as sexual harassment and power harassment) that violates basic human rights or inhibits the capabilities of any individual." As part of the Group's commitment to raising awareness and eliminating harassment in the workplace, this issue is addressed in Groupwide compliance training, training for managers, and in training for new employees. In addition, in July we issued the Harassment Prevention Guidebook. We have also added a harassment-related section to article 96 of the rules of employment (subject to disciplinary action), stipulating that sexual harassment includes discrimination or harassment based on LGBT*1 or other sexual orientation or gender identity, and that maternity harassment*2 and paternity harassment*3 are subject to disciplinary action.

The Company has established operates, and manages multiple harassment counseling services, such as internal and external hotlines and an external hotline to address difficulties and interpersonal relationships in the workplace. The Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Group believes that eliminating harassment is a key component of creating a comfortable work environment, which will in turn help boost the vitality and performance of the Group.

  • *1 LGBT is general term for sexual minorities. Based on the words Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender.
  • *2 Maternity harassment refers to harassment or unfair treatment of women in the workplace due to childbirth or childcare.
  • *3 Paternity harassment refers to harassment of men who actively participate in childcare.