Human rights are rights to live with dignity as a human being, and are rights that all people are born with. Respect for human rights is the responsibility of all companies. Also, it is essential for corporate activities to leverage all human resources, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, ethnicity, origin or religion, and create new value.
The Asahi Group respects the human rights of stakeholders and provides diverse human resources with opportunities for active participation and growth.
Respect for Human Rights
Companies have a responsibility to respect the human rights of all stakeholders.
The Asahi Group Human Rights Principles clearly state our approach to human rights. As the foundation for all business activities, the Asahi Group is implementing a human rights due diligence process to ensure that our business activities do not violate the human rights of people affected by our business activities or those of our employees. As the first step, we are promoting efforts to complete the human rights due diligence process at suppliers by 2022.
Activities Report on Respect for Human Rights
Respect for Human Rights is a Corporate Responsibility
Implementing Human Rights Due Diligence
The Asahi Group considers that respect for the human rights of those affected by its business activities is its corporate responsibility. The Asahi Group Human Rights Principles clearly state our commitment to respecting individual human rights and diversity, as well as to eliminating discrimination, conduct that violates individual dignity, and any form of forced labor or child labor. Moreover, we are working to establish and implement a human rights due diligence process, thoroughgoing human rights education, and a framework for redressing victims of human rights infringements.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Promoting active participation by diverse human resources is essential for realizing a society in which no one is left behind. In addition, a corporate culture in which each and every employee is respected and his or her individuality is recognized makes a company stronger and produces more innovative organizations, products, and services.
In 2021, the Asahi Group established the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Statement. We are promoting initiatives so that each and every employee is free to participate actively in his or her own way.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
From Tokyo to Rome, Melbourne to Prague, and Auckland to Kuala Lumpur at Asahi we are a global family united by the pride in our products and the passion of our people.
Our heritage is as rich and diverse as our global family, anchored in Japanese roots. From this we draw a deep respect and care for our planet, our communities, our business, and most of all our people. Our culture is one that nurtures a sense of belonging, where every person is respected and their uniqueness celebrated.
We know that our diverse and multi-cultural organization makes us stronger, more innovative and is key to our long term success, which is why we're committed to a future where everyone belongs, our individuality matters and we can flourish personally and professionally. A culture where ideas can come from anywhere, everyone has a voice, and we all contribute to a better future.
KPIs Related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Increase the percentage of female representation of leadership positions to 40% or more by 2030
2021 achievement rate
Activities Report on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Enabling Each and Every Individual to be Free to “shine AS YOU ARE”
Establishing the Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
The Asahi Group established the Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Statement in 2021. The Global DE&I Statement is a benchmark to enable each and every Asahi Group employee to be free to shine as themselves. We have positioned it as a key initiative that affects the future of the entire Group. In addition to setting numerical targets, we have established a structure for promoting DE&I, reviewed systems and frameworks, and are implementing initiatives to foster talent development and the corporate culture.
Human Resources Development
The Asahi Group strives to create an environment in which diverse employees around the world can work healthily and vigorously in a safe workplace, and in which each individual can grow together. We promote a corporate culture that is full of opportunities for both individual growth and team growth and where everyone works together to achieve success.
Workforce Health and Safety
To ensure the safety and health of employees at workplaces, the Asahi Group conducts risk assessments related to workforce health and safety, works to reduce such risks, and acts in consideration of the physical and mental health of employees in the management of its business.