SGH

Respect for Human Rights

Policy

The SG Holdings Group's corporate philosophy is "Trust, Create, Challenge." The foundation for the SG Holdings Group creating new value by obtaining the trust of its stakeholders is respect for human rights.

The SG Holdings Group Code of Ethics and Conduct states "We will respect each person's human right, individuality and personality and create a workplace environment that maximizes the abilities of individual employees," revealing the basic stance of respect for human rights.

The Code applies to all officers and employees of the SG Holdings Group, and they are required to act in accordance with the Code.
Employees and others understand the content of the Code, swear to act in accordance with the Code and sign a written oath. Any person who acts in violation of the Code or disregards a violation is subject to punishment pursuant to the Rules of Employment and other internal regulations. Revision and abolition of the Code requires approval of the Board of Directors.

Furthermore, we have established the SG Holdings Group's Human Rights Policy prohibiting human rights violations and acts that lead to discrimination and abuse, and are making efforts to respect human rights. This clarifies how the SG Holdings Group addresses human rights issues related to the business activities of the SG Holdings Group based on the Code.

The Policy applies to all officers and employees of the SG Holdings Group. Furthermore, we also expect business partners to understand and adhere to the items in the Policy, with the aim of coexistence and coprosperity.


Human Rights Policy

As our business accelerates globally, the SG Holdings Group is committed to a corporate policy that respects the human rights of all of our stakeholders. For that reason, we established the SG Holdings Group's Human Rights Policy to broadly declare and raise awareness about our commitment both inside and outside of the Group.

This policy articulates in very concrete terms our concept of human rights based on the SG Holdings Group Charter of Corporate Conduct and Code of Ethics and Conduct.

Preamble

The SG Holdings Group respects and advocates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its goals in regard to human rights.

This policy expresses in detail our stance on human rights based on our Charter of Corporate Conduct and Code of Ethics and Conduct.

Respect for everyone's human rights

We will not discriminate on account of gender, race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, political opinion, sexual orientation (such as LGBT), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, medical history, disability, illness, or any other discriminatory basis.

Legal compliance

We will comply with all laws in each country and region. In countries or regions that do not have strict laws, we will comply with international rules.

Prevention of human rights abuse

We will build and continue to implement a system for "Human Rights Due Diligence"* to prevent occurrences of human rights abuse.

Prohibition of child labor and forced labor

We will prohibit work by children under the minimum working age designated by the laws in each country or region. We will also prohibit forced labor. In addition, we will request our business partners to also prohibit child and forced labor.

Avoidance of Complicity in Human Rights Abuse

We will not be complicit in the abuse of human rights. In addition, we will strive to avoid complicity through receiving benefits or the silent condoning of complicity.

Response to Occurrence of Abuse

We will determine countermeasures to be implemented in the event of human rights abuse. We will protect the victim of abuse and the informer, and work to promptly and fairly resolve the situation.

Safety and Health

We will prioritize safety in the workplace and promote the health of all employees.

Transparency and Promotion of Awareness

We will report the activities of the SG Holdings Group with transparency.

We will continue to promote awareness of the "SG Holdings Group's Human Rights Policy" among our employees and will request our business partners to respect and enforce human rights.

*Human Rights Due Diligence: process to recognize, prevent, and respond to any negative impacts on human rights.


Systems

Department responsible Systems Themes handled Scope Remarks
SG Holdings Group "Ask Anything" consultation office "Ask Anything" consultation office Unjust discrimination, harassment, and human rights violations against LGBT and people with disabilities Employees Dedicated staff have been assigned for issues such as the working environment, unfair discrimination and human rights violations.
A dedicated contact point for women staffed by women has been set up based on the assumption that there will be human rights violations unique to women.
SG Holdings Compliance Control Department "Compliance Hotline" internal reporting system (languages available: Japanese, English and Chinese) Violations of laws, regulations, internal regulations and the Code of Ethics and Conduct (including human rights violations) Employees, employees' family members, partner companies An internal contact point and an external contact point enabling consultation with an attorney's office have been established. All information related to reports is kept confidential, people who file reports and other people cooperating in inquiries are kept anonymous, and internal regulations prohibit them from being treated unfairly.
SG Holdings Personnel Department LGBT consultation desk A variety of advice on working related to sexual identity and sexual orientation Employees (LGBT individuals and their superiors, colleagues, subordinates, allies, etc.) External experts with knowledge and understanding of LGBT issues handle consultations.

By establishing the "Ask Anything" consultation office for a wide range of consultations such as various types of harassment, the Compliance Hotline for legal violations, etc., and the LGBT consultation desk for consultation on LGBT issues, and gathering information on a day-to-day basis, we have been able to establish a system that prevents the occurrence of problems and minimizes the damage in the event they occur.

Initiatives

Promoting Human Rights Policy-based Training

All employees of all Group companies are required to familiarize themselves with the above human rights policy, and we are working to ensure that all employees receive training in human rights.

Harassment Prevention Training

The SG Holdings Group has decided that each of June and December is a "Harassment Prevention Month" as a major initiative in our drive to create a positive work environment that is harassment-free. In such a workplace, the diversity, personality, and individuality of all employees are respected, which motivates employees to work actively. Focus was placed on measures to prevent power harassment in accordance with revised legislation in fiscal 2020. We placed emphasis on a wide range of harassment prevention training such as informing all employees of the definition of harassment and specific examples of act of harassment, calling for the prevention of these, and also promoting understanding about other acts of harassment.


Building an Organization of Diversity and Inclusion