Basic Approach

As a corporate group doing business around the globe, the NAGASE Group respects the history, culture, and customs of every region, and we do not engage in harassment or discrimination based on race, creed, gender, religion, nationality, language, physical characteristics, wealth, or place of birth. Specifically, the Group established a Code of Conduct to thoroughly ensure respect for human rights and respect for individuality. In the event of an incident of discrimination, the Group will take immediate steps to investigate the situation, acting to help the affected individual(s) and to prevent any recurrence.

Respect Employee Personality and Individuality

(1) Respect for Employee Personalities and Individuality

NAGASE Group and its officers and employees respect the personality and individuality of each person. We do not harass or discriminate on the grounds of race, religious creed, gender, religion, national origin or ancestry, language, physical appearance, wealth, place of origin, or any other basis protected by national or local law or ordinance or regulation. NAGASE Group and its officers and employees also respect the history, culture and customs of each region.
The company shall address issues of sexual-, “power” or any other unlawful harassment in the workplace. We shall not explicitly or implicitly allow any such behavior. We will promptly investigate reports of discrimination, offering aid to victims, and taking steps (including disciplinary measures) to prevent discrimination in the future.

(2) Respect for Privacy

NAGASE Group and its officers and employees respect the privacy of each person and pay scrupulous attention in handling personal information, striving to manage such information appropriately.

(3) Establishing an Environment to Draw out the Strengths of Employees

NAGASE Group has created safe and hygienic work conditions to establish an environment to draw out the strengths of employees. We are also aware of local laws and regulations regarding workplace safety and hygiene, conducting our operations accordingly. Should a workplace accident occur, we will do our utmost to minimize damage and prevent a recurrence.

We will also strive to create a workplace that allows every individual employee to work with conviction and motivation. We will not only comply with labor laws related to working hours but also support both the work and private life of the employees (work-life balance) by realizing diverse ways of working and by making use of a variety of leave systems and so on. For employees who need pregnancy, childbirth, infant care and family care support, we will strive to achieve a balance between these needs and work, and create a workplace environment that delivers a fulfilling life for our employees.

Human Rights Education

The Code of Conduct, which enshrines our respect for human rights, is available in Japanese, English, Chinese, and German, distributed as a booklet and available through our corporate intranet for the reference of all Group employees. We require every NAGASE Group employee to comply with this Code of Conduct.

Measures to Prevent Harassment

The Nagase Group Compliance Code of Conduct, a behavioral guideline for all Group employees and officers, prohibits harassment, and we shall take resolute steps, including disciplinary action, against any person who is found to have conducted harassing behavior.

Further, the NAGASE Group is continually engaged in initiatives in this area, including obligatory harassment prevention training for management.

The Group shall address issues of sexual, power or any other unlawful harassment in the workplace. We shall not explicitly or implicitly allow any such behavior. We will promptly investigate reports of discrimination, offering aid to victims, and taking steps (including disciplinary measures) to prevent discrimination in the future.