Relations with Employees
Initiatives to create energetic, safe, and healthy workplaces.
Human Rights Initiatives
In line with one of our management principles, the creation of a frank and open-minded business culture, we are committed to developing a safe and sound working environment where each and every one of our employees can work in a motivated manner.
Respect for Human Rights and Prohibition of Discrimination
In our Compliance Standards of Conduct, the TOK Group states clearly its respect for basic individual human rights, and for diverse values, personalities, and privacy throughout the headquarters and at bases
in Japan and overseas. Furthermore, it stipulates the prohibition of any behavior that violates the human rights of each officer and employee based on birth, nationality, race, ethnicity, beliefs, religion, gender, age, disability, and/or academic qualifications. Such acts include forcing another to carry out work or bullying behavior through discriminating speech and conduct, violence, verbal abuse, libel, slander, and/or intimidation. We conduct company-wide activities aimed at raising awareness of human rights, and we have put in place systems such as collaboration with legal firms, to respond to complaints and carry out improvements.
Measures Against Harassment
As a measure to prevent sexual harassment and deal with it hould it arise, we educate all employees on prevention of sexual arassment. We have also drawn up “Detailed rules concerning ower harassment,” which similarly clarifies contact points and rocedures for handling power harassment incidents.
Building Good Labor Relations
The Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Labor Union was formed in 1976 and is a member of the apanese Federation of Textile, Chemical, Food, Commercial, Service and General orkers’ Unions. TOK has a union shop agreement with the labor union. As of arch 31, 2015, there were 1,092 labor union members affiliated with the Group, nd 85.5% of all employees are subject to the collective bargaining agreement.
Since the labor union was first formed, labor and management have aintained good, cooperative relations. Every two months at the central labormanagement eeting take place on the operating environment and other abor-management issues. As a part of this, we have concluded various labor greements that include provisions on occupational safety and health for aintaining good labor and workplace conditions. When changes are made for usiness purposes, they are always discussed in advance with the labor union.
Assessing Human Rights and Labor Practices on the Supply Chain
In the course of doing business we work to conduct assessments of raw material uppliers and other partner companies in Japan and overseas in connection with uman rights and labor practices. Manufacturing systems are inspected and confirmed hrough regular audits that include direct visits. Suppliers and partners are requested to ake appropriate considerations for human rights and labor practices in accordance
with the TOK Group’s Compliance Standards of Conduct.