Upholding Respect for Human Rights

Approach

The Asahi Group operates its businesses with respect for the human rights of individuals and the diversity of its employees. In addition, the Asahi Group Human Rights Principles clearly states that there shall be no form of discrimination or violation of dignity of individuals on the basis of nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, thought, gender, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, employment status, or any other attributes. The Asahi Group Human Rights Principles are a foundational element of all our business operations. The Principles are based on the Asahi Group Code of Conduct and Asahi Group Philosophy, and govern all other human rights-related policies within Asahi Group. Further, we have formulated Key Human Resources Principles for employees. In our supply chain, consideration for human rights is included in the CSR Principles for Asahi Group Suppliers. With these and other measures, we operate our businesses by respecting everyone's personal qualities, human rights, and individuality.

Management System

In order to address human rights issues, we have established the Group Human Rights Council within the Group CSR Promotion Council . Under this framework, the six divisions of Asahi Group Holdings (Corporate Strategy, Human resources, General Affairs, Legal Affairs, Procurement, and Sustainability) are working together to promote human rights initiatives.

Goals

  • Formulate the Asahi Group Human Rights Principles in 2019
  • Launch and implement human-rights due diligence by 2021

Main Results for FY2018

  • Number of employees who took the Universal Manners Test: 42 (Level 2) and 105 (Level 3)
  • Number of participants in/attendance rate for educational seminars on discrimination against people: 81/100%
  • Release of a statement under the UK Modern Slavery Act
  • The Group CSR Promotion Council began its subcommittee and initiatives on human rights issues.

Going Forward

We aim to realize an affluent society by taking initiatives reflecting our respect for human rights, including the formulation of policies on human rights and the identification of human rights risks in the Asahi Group.