Chubu Electric Power Group Basic Human Rights Policy

The Chubu Electric Power Group respects and supports the International Bill of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and other international human rights norms. We also endeavor to put into practice the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

  • Respect for Human Rights
    We respect the human rights of all people engaged in business activities, and we refuse to be involved in any human rights violations. The Chubu Electric Power Group complies with laws and regulations that are applied in the countries and regions in which the Group operates. If national or regional laws and regulations are found to be different from or contradict international norms and principles, we seek approaches with which to respect international human rights norms and principles.
  • Scope of Human Rights Policy
    The Policy applies to all directors and employees of Chubu Electric Power and consolidated subsidiaries. We also seek the understanding of and cooperation from all business partners, including the aforementioned suppliers, as to the Policy, and continuously encourage them to establish respect for the Policy.
  • Commitment to Specific Human Rights Issues
    The Chubu Electric Power Group, in every opportunity of our business activity, respects the following rights and human dignities in accordance with the international norms and principles on human rights:
    • We do not discriminate in any form on the basis of race, nationality, origin, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, social status, lineage, or disability.
    • We do not engage in harassment of any form, including but not limited to workplace harassment, sexual harassment, and pregnancy discrimination.
    • We respect the freedom of association and the right of collective bargaining.
    • We promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • We do not, in any form, engage in human trafficking, forced labor, and child labor.
    • We support ensuring a minimum wage and living wage.
    • We appropriately manage working hours and reduce excessive working hours.
    • We ensure a healthy and safe workplace and work environment.
    • We protect personal information and privacy.
    • We endeavor to protect the environment of the local community.
  • Implementation of Human Rights Due Diligence
    We develop and continuously implement a human rights due diligence system to specify and assess the negative impact inflicted on human rights by business activities, and prevent or mitigate the risk thereof.
  • Remedy and Redress
    The Chubu Electric Power Group establishes both internal and external reporting desks to respond appropriately to human rights-related issues. The desks are open for use not only by the Chubu Electric Power Group directors and employees but also by every stakeholder such as business partners, including suppliers, and local community members.
    In addition to ensuring the anonymity of the whistleblowers and the confidentiality of the content of their reports, we thoroughly protect the whistleblowers and prohibit unfavorable treatment and retaliation against them. If it becomes apparent that the Chubu Electric Power Group’s business activity causes or is conducive to a negative impact on human rights, we engage in remediation and redress through appropriate procedures and dialogues.
  • Dialogue and Discussion
    We dialogue and discuss with relevant stakeholders on responses for actual or potential impact on human rights.
  • Human rights Education and Training
    We systematically and continuously provide education and training to deepen our correct understanding and awareness of human rights.
  • Disclosure of Information
    The Chubu Electric Power Group regularly discloses information about efforts that are based upon the Policy.

Revised on July 10, 2023

signature of Kingo Hayashi

President and Director
Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.

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