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Respect for human rights

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Respect for human rights lies at the core of S-Pool Group's corporate philosophy, and represents our fundamental priority in all business activities.
Based on our declared commitment to the International Bill of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the United Nations' Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, we comply not just with legal requirements in the regions in which we pursue business activities, but also conform to the stricter standards where differences between internationally accepted standards and local laws exist.
In addition, if internationally accepted standards and local laws conflict, our policy is to proceed according to international human rights principles.

S-Pool Human Rights Policy

Since its founding the S-Pool Group has engaged in businesses centered on people. To promote all our businesses in a sustained manner, based on a respect for human rights, we strive to eliminate all types of human rights violations and discrimination, be it race, skin color, language, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation or sexual identity, nationality, age, origin, physical or mental disability, or illness. We comply with principles such as the International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, which includes prohibition of discriminatory treatment, child labor, and forced labor and human Trafficking and guaranteeing freedom of association and collective bargaining rights.

Support for the rights of children and business principles

The S-Pool Group creates diverse employment opportunities through its businesses. In doing so, we support the goals of various conventions and other agreements on the rights of children. We give due consideration to respect of the rights of children and never employ workers below the minimum working age. Other efforts include measures to avoid infringing the rights of children in our business activities and social contribution initiatives to protect the rights of children.

Addressing harassment

We regard harassment as an important issue, one that cannot be overlooked. Harassment involves human rights and impairs the working environment by denigrating the dignity of employees. The S-Pool Group strives to ensure safe, comfortable working environments based on mutual respect for all and zero tolerance for harassment and bullying.

Harassment education

As part of compliance training, the S-Pool Group implements periodic training and education for all employees for the purpose of preventing power and sexual harassment.

Harassment consultation service

The S-Pool Group has established a harassment contact point for consultations on a wide range of topics related to harassment (e.g., power harassment, sexual harassment, and maternity harassment), and takes swift and appropriate action in response.
Based on our basic policy of zero tolerance for engaging in, tolerating, or ignoring acts of harassment, we strive to ensure early identification, resolution, and rectification of related issues through a dedicated contact point for consultations. We take rigorous measures to safeguard the confidentiality of consulting parties, harassers, and others and prohibit disadvantageous treatment for seeking such consultations.