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Respect for Human Rights


The JAPEX Group Code of Ethics and Conduct states that we must respect human rights without engaging in discrimination and harassment. The Compliance Manual, which is based on this Code of Ethics and Conduct, outlines the major standards that the JAPEX Group executives and employees must comply with on a daily basis.


Major Standards

The JAPEX Group presents common global standards on respect for human rights as standards and norms to be observed by executives and employees of the group.

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • International Covenant on Human Rights
  • ILO International Labour Standards
  • United Nations Global Compact

Report and Consultation System

The JAPEX Group has a system to report or consult about compliance requirements including the respect of human rights.

The system ensures the external helpline directly asking the corporate attorney, providing confidentiality being able to ask anonymously, and prohibiting unfair treatment, in order to protect those who use them.


Anti-harassment Measures

The JAPEX Group has established the Anti-harassment Rules, which mainly consist of the following items, to prevent harassment in the workplace and realize a comfortable work environment.

  • Examples and prohibited acts involving power harassment, sexual harassment, and harassment related pregnancy, childbirth, childcare, nursing care, etc.
  • Establishment of a consultation service for harassment in the workplace and protection of the privacy of the consulter
  • Company's obligation to prevent recurrence

Raising Awareness Among Officers and Employees

The JAPEX Group is working to raise awareness of respect for human rights and prevention of harassment among all executives and employees.

  • Harassment training (awareness-raising training for executives, managers, and new employees)
  • Distribution of anti-harassment communications (distributed to all employees via e-mail every two to three months)
  • Establishment of a harassment information website on the company intranet

Efforts Overseas

In our overseas business activities, we recognize that respect for the rights, cultures, and customs of indigenous peoples and respect for human rights are important issues.

Regional Collaboration in the Canada Oil Sands Project

A local subsidiary located in Alberta, Canada, which had promoted the development and production of oil sands project until July 2021, had established a system to incorporate the opinions of indigenous people in its business activities and had managed the organization with an emphasis on diversity by hiring local employees with various racial and cultural backgrounds, while taking into account labor markets and practices.


Measures for the Modern Slavery Act

As measures for the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which was enacted in 2015 to identify and eradicate slavery and human trafficking in the supply chain for companies, the JAPEX Group discloses a statement of its policies and initiatives.

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