Fulfilling the Responsibility to Respect Human Rights
The Toyo Tire Group has established itself in the global area, so much so that the majority of its employees are working outside of Japan, and more than half of its consolidated net sales are generated overseas. As we have more opportunities than before to communicate with diverse stakeholders internally and externally, it will be increasingly important for us to show respect for the human rights of all persons involved in our business in accordance with the Global Human Rights & Labor Policy.
In response to the globalization of human rights-related risks, we are providing all employees of the Group with e-learning sessions on the code of business conduct as part of the training program on businesses' responsibility to respect human rights. On Human Rights Day on December 10 every year, the Representative Director, President & CEO of Toyo Tire Corporation sends out a message on human rights to all employees of the Group. The message on that occasion in 2020 stressed the importance of respecting diversity within the Group and demonstrating sincere compassion for persons of future generations.
The Toyo Tire Group will remain committed to preventing and mitigating negative impacts on human rights with regard to business activities or workplaces. As for the impact that we have on external parties for which sufficiently accurate information is difficult to obtain for our Group to report on, we will work to ascertain relevant conditions, which includes conducting research into areas with potentially high human rights-related risks.
Global Human Rights & Labor Policy
TOYO TIRE established the Global Human Rights & Labor Policy, which endorses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ILO Declaration, and the Ten Principles of the UNGC and went into effect in January 2019.
The Toyo Tire Group respects the human rights of everyone involved in our business activities, including our employees, business partners, and members of the communities in which we operate. Our goal is to contribute to the creation of an inclusive society—a society where we protect others, including the socially weak, from exclusion, friction, loneliness, and isolation and support one another—as we navigate the globalization of our business and diversification of our stakeholders. Our employees recognize that their activities can cause, promote, or contribute to a negative impact on human rights, and will make every effort to avoid such circumstances.
〈Due diligence process concerning human rights and labor at workplaces〉
① Identify/evaluate negative impacts that have surfaced at workplaces or latent risks
② Take corrective action against negative impacts that have surfaced and prevent latent risks from occurring
③ Monitor initiatives that have been taken
④ Disclose information on the series of actions taken to outside stakeholders
President Sends a Message on Human Rights Day
On Human Rights Day on December 10, 2020, the Representative Director, President & CEO of Toyo Tire Corporation sent out a message on human rights to all employees of the Group, which stressed the importance of respecting diversity within the Group and demonstrating sincere compassion for persons of future generations. The message was translated from Japanese to multiple languages and was shared with all the bases/sites within the Group via email and bulletin boards.
Fully appreciating the value created by respecting human rights, the Toyo Tire Group strives to offer a work environment where all employees can keep fearlessly challenging themselves.
Internal Reporting System
The Toyo Tire Group has maintained an internal reporting system covering all compliance issues, including human rights since 2006.
When we receive a report, we investigate the facts and take corrective measures to address the problem. In addition, in order to detect potential problems at an early stage and prevent the occurrence of violations, we continuously conduct training based on specific cases.
In 2020, there were reports of concerns about harassment through contact points, which were handled appropriately.
The U.K. Modern Slavery Act
TOYO TIRE is taking steps to prevent forced labor and human trafficking in the Group and its supply chains, in accordance with Section 54, Paragraph 1 of the U.K. Modern Slavery Act.
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