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Respecting Fundamental Human Rights

Major Constituents of Panasonic's Policy on Respecting Fundamental Human Rights

As we expand our business around the world, we recognize the importance of treating not just our employees, but our customers and stakeholders with the utmost concern and respect.
For this reason, we respect fundamental human rights in all aspects of our work, and have built fundamental human rights into the basic spirit of our Code of Conduct, as well as into our core values.

In compliance with laws and labor practices of each country, Panasonic implements employment and labor management globally based on labor-management ralations

Panasonic Code of Conduct (excerpts)

The commitment to respect fundamental human rights is clearly stipulated in Panasonic's Code of Conduct.

Chapter 1: Our Core Values

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Global Perspectives - Global Conduct
As a global company, we must respect human rights and do our best to understand, acknowledge and respect the diverse cultures, religions, mindsets, laws and regulations of people in the different countries and regions where we conduct business.

Click here for more information on Chapter 1: Our Core Values.
http://panasonic.net/corporate/philosophy/code/04.html

  • Panasonic supports the basic principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises as well as other guidelines. The essence of these principles has been incorporated in the Company's Code of Conduct.
  • Panasonic consults with the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights endorsed by the United Nations Human Rights Council in June 2011. As a member of the Japan Business Council in Europe (JBCE), Panasonic also submits public comments regarding the ICT Sector Guidance being drafted by the European Commission.

Respect for Human Rights in Panasonic's Business Activities

Example of Respect for Human Rights in Panasonic's Business Activities

Respect for Human Rights in Panasonic's Business Activities (report topic for this website)

Fundamental Human Rights of Employees

Panasonic Code of Conduct (excerpts)

The Panasonic Code of Conduct states that management must make an effort to build constructive relationships and resolve any issues with employees.

Chapter 3: Employee Relations

The Company will respect human dignity and strive to provide an environment that encourages employees to realize their full potential. The Company will respect each employee's personality and motivation and, in appropriate circumstances, try to offer matching opportunities in other regions. By building such mutually benefiting relations between the Company and its employees, we will carry out the Basic Business Philosophy.

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(2)Respect for Human Rights
  1. The Company will respect basic human rights and will work to ensure equal employment opportunities. No discrimination toward employees or others will be tolerated in speech or conduct, based on sex, age, nationality, race, ethnicity, creed, religion, social status, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.
  2. The Company will not employ people against their will, and will not use child labor.
    The Company will comply with the employment laws and regulations of the countries and regions in which it conducts business.
  3. Based on the full recognition that individuals are different and have different values, we will respect the privacy of each employee. We will strive to create a safe and pleasant workplace by avoiding speech or conduct that violates human rights, such as defamation, insults, sexual harassment or violent acts.
  4. The Company will give due consideration to the health of its employees and will maintain a comfortable workplace that meets all applicable safety standards.
  5. Taking into account the laws and labor practices of each country, the Company will try to foster a good relationship with its employees and to resolve issues of, among others, workplace and working conditions by constantly having a sincere and constructive dialogue.

Click here for more information on Chapter 3: Employee Relations.
http://panasonic.net/corporate/philosophy/code/17.html

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