Group Human Rights Policy
BIPROGY Group Human Rights Policy
The BIPROGY Group (hereinafter referred to as “the Group”) has set the corporate mission to “work with all people to contribute to creating a society that is friendly to people and the environment”. We aim to solve social issues through providing ICT (Information and Communications Technology) services by co-creating business ecosystems with our clients and partners and by upholding values that enrich society. Respecting human rights is indispensable to pursuing our corporate mission.
As a company that believes respecting human rights is a fundamental theme of the Sustainable Development Goals and aims to solve social issues by developing and expanding business ecosystems globally in collaboration with various partners, we have developed the BIPROGY Group Human Rights Policy (hereinafter referred to as “the Policy”) that lays out our approach to human rights issues relevant to our business activities.
Our efforts to respect human rights will be reported, on a regular basis, at the Management Meeting and to the Board of Directors of BIPROGY Inc.
1. Scope of Application
This Policy applies to all officers and employees of the Group. We also expect our business partners to support and adhere to this Policy, and we are committed to collaboratively promoting respect for human rights. We strive to respect human rights throughout our entire value chain.
2. Our Commitment
We are committed to respecting human rights, understood as, at a minimum, those set out in the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We are a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and support its Ten Principles as well as the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We are committed to conducting our business activities in line with these Principles.
We prohibit discrimination against individuals based on any ground, including race, gender, age, creed, religion, nationality, sexual minority, as well as physical and mental disability. We do not tolerate any form of harassment that would damage the personality and dignity of individuals, including power harassment and sexual harassment. We do not engage in any form of forced labor or child labor.
We value the importance of dialogue with labor unions, and respect our employees’ labor rights, such as their right to organize and right to collective bargaining.
3. Compliance with Applicable Laws and Regulations
We comply with applicable laws and regulations in all countries and regions where we conduct our business activities. Where national laws and international human rights standards differ, we strive to follow the higher standard. If both are in conflict, we seek ways to honor the principles of internationally recognized human rights.
4. Human Rights Due Diligence
In line with the “human rights due diligence” process set out in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, we work to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for adverse human rights impacts associated with our business activities. We also work to address various social issues that have adverse human rights impacts.
If we identify that we have caused or contributed to adverse human rights impacts or our business partners have been allegedly involved in human rights risks, we strive to address and remediate such risks and impacts through appropriate measures.
6. Grievance Mechanisms
We have several reporting and whistleblowing channels to address human rights issues. Employees can raise their concerns and/or ask questions regarding human rights issues associated with our activities, including violations of this Policy, through those channels. We will investigate the raised concerns, and promptly respond and take corrective actions after an issue has been identified.
In our efforts to implement this policy, we will draw on independent external expertise on human rights and engage in dialogue and discussions with relevant stakeholders.
8. Training and Awareness-Raising
We will provide appropriate training and competency development to ensure that our executives and employees are able to understand and act in line with this Policy in their activities that contributes to social and economic values as well as social impacts.
We will regularly disclose the progress of our efforts to respect human rights through our communication channels, such as internal/external websites and other media.
Representative Director, President & CEO
Effective: June 22th, 2020
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