Sumitomo Mitsui Construction respects human rights and strives to be a company that values people. This policy expresses our commitment to human rights based on Sumitomo Mitsui Construction's Corporate Principles and Charter of Corporate Behavior, reflecting our view that respect for human rights underlies all our business activities.
1. Scope of application
This policy applies to all officers and employees of Sumitomo Mitsui Construction. We also engage with all of our business partners, including suppliers, to seek their support and understanding for this policy.
2. Respect for international norms, Compliance with laws and regulations
We respect international norms related to human rights, such as the United Nations International Bill of Human Rights (specifically, Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Covenants on Human Rights), the International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and Global Compact, as well as comply with laws and regulations applicable in each country or region in which we conduct our business activities. If there is a conflict between international norms and local laws and regulations, we seek ways to respect international norms to the maximum extent possible.
3. Important human rights issues
We work to identify human rights issues related to our business activities and promote efforts to respect human rights.
4. Approaches to respect human rights
(1) Human rights due diligence
We establish a system of human rights due diligence to identify, prevent and mitigate any adverse human rights impacts which we are directly or indirectly involved through our business activities.
(2) Mitigation and remediation
If we find that our business activities or relationships have caused or contributed to an adverse human rights impact, we will strive to mitigate or remedy the situation through internal and external procedures, while establishing and operating an effective grievance mechanism.
Concerning our business partners' direct adverse human rights impact in business activities, we will ask them to respect human rights and avoid human rights abuses.
To ensure that this policy is understood and put into practice, we provide appropriate trainings to all officers and employees.
(4) Dialogue and consultation
We endeavor to engage in dialogue and consultation with relevant stakeholders to address potential or actual adverse human rights impacts.
(5) Information disclosure
We periodically disclose appropriate information on our efforts to respect human rights.
Established on November 9, 2021