In 2020, we established a human rights due diligence process to promptly identify, prevent and mitigate potential human rights issues. Shiseido has established the Shiseido Human Rights Policy based on the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and its basic corporate philosophy, which is described in the group-wide code of ethical behaviors. We will contribute to the realization of a sustainable global society by promoting various efforts to respect human rights in all Shiseido Group businesses, including in the creation of our products.
For details, please refer to the Shiseido Code of Conduct and Ethics.
It was formulated based on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Shiseido Code of Conduct and Ethics. It promotes the Shiseido Group's efforts to respect human rights and sets guidelines to fulfil their responsibilities. In order to become a company trusted by consumers and societies all over the world, and to continue developing along with the global society, all our business activities are based on respect for human rights. The policy was formulated in June 2017, published with the approval of the Board of Directors and revised in June 2022. This policy applies to the Shiseido Group and our business partners.
We signed the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs)(Joint initiative of UN Women and the United Nations Global Compact), which are the principles of action for companies that actively work to promote the full participation and leadership by women in the workplace, and we are working to implement WEPs with UN Women and various stakeholders.
Our company signed the United Nations Global Compact and supports the ten principles in all four areas (Human rights, Labor, Environment, and Anti-corruption) together with all our group companies.