1. Objective and Ideals
The Lion Group implements a variety of measures based on its purpose, “Make a difference in everyday lives by redesigning habits: ReDesign.”
To illustrate, the Lion Group Charter for Corporate Behavior provides for “respect of human rights,” “observing both the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and international rules,” whilst our Behavioral Guidelines also provide for non-tolerance of child labor and forced labor, equal employment opportunities, and fair treatment of employees and indicates respect for human rights by suppliers. Furthermore, we expressed support of the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact in 2009.
We hereby set forth the LION Human Rights Policy to put in statutory form our endeavors to implement these measures because respect for human rights is indispensable for people’s living, pursuing happiness and improvement of quality of human life.
2. Respect for Human Rights
(1)The Lion Group supports and respects such international norms on human rights as the International Bill of Human Rights (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights), United Nations Global Compact and ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
(2)The Lion Group will not trigger or foment any adverse impact on human rights through its corporate activities. In the event of occurrence of such adverse impact on human rights, we will take remedial actions appropriately.
(3)The Lion Group will, even where it is not directly fomenting any adverse impact on human rights, oppose and further endeavor to mitigate any adverse impact on human rights through relevant transactional activities.
3. Management System for Respect of Human Rights (Human Rights Due Diligence)
(1)The Lion Group will monitor and evaluate any adverse impact on human rights or fomentation thereof triggered by its corporate activities and any such adverse impact directly relevant to its corporate activities.
(2)The Lion Group will collect information pertaining to the risk of generating any adverse impact on human rights not only from the Lion Group but also from such parties as suppliers with close ties to the Lion Group and further endeavor to prevent actual manifestation of such risks.
(3)The Lion Group will endeavor to maintain and develop such effective devices as whistle-blowing hotlines with a view to identifying and adequately tackling any adverse impact on human rights.
4. Dialogue and Discussion
The Lion Group will, in the event of actual or threatened occurrence of any adverse impact on human rights, take opportunities to dialogue and sincerely discuss with relevant stakeholders.
The Lion Group will continuously educate employees so that the whole group becomes more familiar with correct knowledge about respect for human rights.
Whenever it has been revealed that any adverse impact on human rights has been triggered or fomented by the Lion Group, the Group will endeavor to take remedial actions by appropriate means.
7. Disclosure of Information
The Lion Group will, from time to time, disclose and publish the status of our own endeavors in the field of respect for human rights and the like on its website and others.
Established January 1, 2019
Amended January 1, 2022