Group Human Rights Policy

BIPROGY Group Human Rights Policy

The BIPROGY Group has established 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 help solve social issues by providing information and communication technology (ICT) services and co-creating business ecosystems with our clients and partners, while striving to uphold 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 that 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 , which 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, to 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 orientation or gender identity, and physical or mental disability. We do not tolerate any form of harassment that would damage the personhood 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.

5. Remediation

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.

7. Engagement

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 in order to contribute to social and economic value as well as the social impacts we seek to make.

9. Communication

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.

Noboru Saito
Representative Director, President & CEO
Effective: April 1, 2024

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