In accordance with Item 8 of our Global Compliance Code, “To Respect Human Rights and to Improve Occupational Health and Safety”, we practice corporate management that respects the human rights of all employees and engage in related initiatives to enhance the working environment. This code is in keeping with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights provision that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”, and the spirit of the ILO’s Core Labour Standards, which define the minimum labor standards that must be preserved in the workplace.
To ensure that these principles are effectively put into practice, Sysmex has clarified its zero tolerance policy regarding discrimination, harassment, forced labor, and child labor. We also conduct various types of training to ensure employee awareness of these matters. Sysmex began participating in the UN Global Compact in February 2011, and we have clarified our corporate stance in relation to the Compact’s Ten Principles regarding human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.