Respect for Human rights

 

Basic policy

We shall observe international norms and comply with laws and regulations in respective countries regarding worker rights, working hours, and so on, such as by respecting personal rights, eliminating child or forced labor, and prohibiting discrimination based on race, gender, language, nationality, religion, physical handicaps, or beliefs.

General rule

(1) Respecting Human Rights

(1) Respecting Human Rights

We shall respect and never violate human rights established based on international norms. Furthermore, we shall not harm the character or dignity of other people, such as engaging in any of various types of harassment.

(2) Eliminating Child Labor and Forced Labor

(2) Eliminating Child Labor and Forced Labor

We shall eliminate the use of child or forced labor from all stages of business activities.

Measures for Conflict Minerals

 

(3) Abolishing Hiring or Career Discrimination

(3) Abolishing Hiring or Career Discrimination

We shall not discriminate in hiring, based on factors such as race, gender, language, nationality, religion, physical handicaps, or beliefs. In addition, we shall ensure equal opportunities for workers and treat them fairly based on factors such as competence and job duties.

(4) Permitting Freedom of Association and Right of Collective Bargaining

(4) Permitting Freedom of Association and Right of Collective Bargaining​

We shall permit workers freedom of association and shall engage in constructive discussions with labor representatives regarding workplace problems, based on applicable international norms and laws and regulations of corresponding countries.

(5) Maintaining Appropriate Working Conditions

(5) Maintaining Appropriate Working Conditions

We shall specify and appropriately implement working conditions, such a working hours and wages, based on applicable laws and regulations of the corresponding countries.

Efforts

There are individual labor unions for SHIMADZU Corporation and 12 domestic group companies, mainly the Shimadzu Labor Union. SHIMADZU has established Labor-Management councils and committees in order to enhance mutual communication between employees and management, contributing to smooth management and business development, as well as improving working conditions for union members.
At Shimadzu Corporation, in principle, all regular employees except those in managerial positions are members of the labor union.
※Participation rate of Shimadzu HQ regular employees (excluding managers): 99.9% (As of March 31, 2020)

Labor-Management Consultative Structure

Name of Council/Committee Content Meeting frequency
Management council Discussions on Company's management, business conditions and status of business execution Once or Twice/year
District Council Discussions on departmental issues Monthly
Company-wide Health and safety committee Discussions on company-wide health and safety initiatives Once a year
Health and safety committee at each site Discussions on health and safety at each site Monthly
Health and safety committee at HQ Plant Discussions on health and safety initiatives in each district of the Head Office Plant Monthly
Labor Committee Exchanges of opinions and discussions on individual issues between labor and management Monthly