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Human rights

Basic ideas

Basic way of thinking on human rights

At Tokai Carbon, we believe that consideration for human rights is important in order to realize our corporate philosophy of “Ties of Reliability”. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares the "common standards that all peoples and all countries must achieve" in order to respect and ensure human rights and freedoms, and we support this declaration.

Respect for human rights

In order to fulfill our corporate responsibility to respect human rights, we conduct business activities with a high sense of ethics based on the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. In order to instill this way of thinking and our basic policy on respect for human rights within the company, the Tokai Carbon Group Human Rights Promotion Committee in particular is working to thoroughly inform our employees and raise their awareness.
We support the “Children’s Rights and Business Principles”, too, because we believe that special consideration is needed regarding children’s human rights since they are vulnerable to violations of their rights. We are also engaged in social contribution activities to avoid violations of children's rights in our business and to realize children's rights.

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Basic Policies on Respecting Human Rights

Structures

Organization of the Tokai Carbon Group Human Rights Promotion Committee

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Organization of the Tokai Carbon Group Human Rights Promotion Committee

Initiatives

Human rights awareness initiatives

 Tokai Carbon conducts group-wide and division-specific training to instill awareness of human rights in its employees.
Training focuses on reinforcing understanding of the Company’s Basic Policies on Respecting Human Rights. In doing so, it uses present-day examples, including ones addressing discrimination, harassment, violations of the rights of people with disabilities, and violations of the rights of people from other countries.
Human rights training is conducted for employees who have been newly hired or promoted to management. Particularly when promoted to management, they are educated on human rights issues such as bullying and harassment, including incident numbers and examples of measures taken in each case.
In 2018, human rights training was held 16 times with a total of 834 participants.
Based on our awareness that human rights are the foundation of CSR, we have joined human rights organizations for businesses in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. We use our memberships in these organizations to share information on and expand our understanding of human rights to ensure that respect for human rights remains a key aspect of our corporate culture.

In fiscal 2018, there were no cases of critical human rights violations at Tokai Carbon. We will continue to educate our employees to prevent human rights violations in future. If it is suspected that a human rights violation may have occurred, the Human Resources Department will conduct an investigation carefully so that the whistleblower is not disadvantaged, and will consider penalties for what has been confirmed as fact in accordance with internal rules. Furthermore, we will strongly remind employees via human rights training etc. in order to prevent recurrence.

Local Employment and Procurement Policy

In conducting business activities in various countries and regions around the world, we strive to contribute to the local community through local employment and local procurement, and aim to coexist and prosper with local communities. We recognize that hiring local employees and procurement of goods and services will contribute to the sustainable development of the region, leading to human resource development in the region and the revitalization of the local economy.

Collaboration with external organizations

Tokai Carbon study and learn by annually participating in the national meetings of the National Association of Corporate Liaison committees that works on Dowa(assimilation district) issue which aims to solve human rights. We also participate in the Tokyo Human Rights Awareness Organization Liaison Committee, etc., as a special committee member of the Liaison Committee, etc., and have been leading discussions on the impact of corporate activities on human rights and various human rights issues.

Performance

Human rights data

【No. of human rights violations】

Fiscal 2018:0 cases

【Status of human rights education】

Fiscal year No. of times held No. of participants
2018 16 834
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