Human Rights Policy

Introduction

The Nippon Shinyaku Group embraces the Business Philosophy of helping people lead healthier, happier lives and aspires to build a meaningful existence in healthcare in Japan and the world over. To realize this vision, the Nippon Shinyaku Group has established its Human Rights Policy so as to fulfill the corporate responsibility of respecting human rights. The Human Rights Policy complements the Nippon Shinyaku Group Code of Conduct, which has been established as operational standards of action that all Nippon Shinyaku Group directors and employees must adopt in their corporate activities to meet society’s expectations and win society’s trust.

Basic idea

The Nippon Shinyaku Group advocates the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in four areas (one of which is human rights) as its signatory company, respects internationally recognized human rights norms, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and adheres to the World Medical Association’s Declaration of Helsinki with regard to pharmaceutical research. We respect the human rights and dignity of all individuals, strive to prevent harassment and treasure diversity, and act with high ethical values to form relationships of trust with society while naturally maintaining a safe and secure workplace environment.

Policy applicability

The Human Rights Policy is applicable to all Nippon Shinyaku Group directors and employees (including term-fixed contractual, re-hired, temporary, and part-time employees), personnel dispatched by temporary staff agencies, personnel on loan from other organizations, employees of subcontractors and service providers, and all persons engaged in the Nippon Shinyaku Group’s operations.

Due diligence for the protection of human rights

In conformity with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Nippon Shinyaku Group strives to act with due diligence to prevent and mitigate possible negative impacts resulting from the Group’s business activities. We fulfill our corporate responsibility of respecting human rights by observing the laws and regulations of the countries and regions in which we operate, avoiding infringement of human rights, and not letting others infringe on human rights.

Relief

In the event that the Nippon Shinyaku Group’s business activities are found to have compromised or caused any negative impacts on human rights, the Group will take relief measures or act otherwise for the relief of the victims in collaboration with other parties concerned and undergo appropriate procedures to prevent recurrence.