In accordance with the Sumitomo Spirit and the Sumitomo Electric Group Corporate Principles, the Sumitomo Electric Group values a high standard of corporate ethics and unwaveringly upholds the basic policy of conducting fair and honest business activities.
As we continue to develop together with global society, respect for human rights needs to remain a prerequisite for conducting all of our business activities.
Based on the underlying philosophies, we have always promoted initiatives to ensure respect for human rights, including efforts to solve discrimination. In addition, the Sumitomo Electric Group Code of Conduct stipulates respect for human rights and prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment. In March 2019, we established the Sumitomo Electric Group Policy on Human Rights in order to clearly indicate our commitment to accommodating the needs of a wide variety of stakeholders and respecting human rights in compliance with international standards.
To ensure that our initiatives are promoted in line with this policy, we will implement training programs to educate employees about human rights and conduct fact-finding investigations regularly at all of our stakeholders, including domestic and overseas affiliates and business partners, while setting specific operational guidelines as necessary.
*Please see the following page for the Sumitomo Spirit, the Sumitomo Electric Group Corporate Principles, and the Sumitomo Electric Group Charter of Corporate Behavior. Corporate Philosophy
Human Rights Initiatives in the Sumitomo Electric Group
The Sumitomo Electric Group has been implementing human rights due diligence since fiscal year 2022 in accordance with the Sumitomo Electric Group Policy on Human Rights in order to further promote efforts for respect for human rights within the Sumitomo Electric Group.
*Please see the following page for Supply Chain Initiatives.