Respect for Human Rights at Ryohin Keikaku
Respect for Human Rights
Since the launch of MUJI in 1980, Ryohin Keikaku has been consistently creating the essential items necessary for our customers' daily lives in the forms that truly satisfy their needs, in accordance with the three basics of manufacturing: selection of materials, streamlining of processes and simplification of packaging. In addition, we work to reduce our environmental impact and contribute to the creation of a sustainable society by developing products and services under the MUJI brand that consider consumers, producers and the environment, based on our core value of "contributing to society and people" through those products and services. We recognize that safeguarding and respecting the human rights of all individuals is integral to achieving our corporate purpose of promoting "a truthful and sustainable life for all". We have been promoting human rights initiatives based on the Ryohin Keikaku Group Compliance Code of Conduct and the Code of Conduct for Production Partners. To explicitly state our commitment to respect human rights and comply with international standards, including the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, we developed the Ryohin Keikaku Group Human Rights Policy in December 2022. To this end, we have established Ryohin Keikaku Group Human Rights Policy, which serves as a guiding principle in our commitment to upholding human rights across all aspects of our business. Our human rights policy was developed through the approval of the Board of Directors and through the dedication of our management team, including top leadership.
Ryohin Keikaku Group Human Rights Policy
1.Approach to Human Rights
Ryohin Keikaku acknowledges that the entire supply chain for its business activities can have a direct or indirect negative impact on human rights and recognizes the importance. Based on this awareness, Ryohin Keikaku supports and complies with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and other international standards and strives to fulfill its responsibility in that regard.
Human rights under this Human Rights Policy include core labor standards set forth in the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization (ILO) Conventions.
2.Scope of Application
This Human Rights Policy applies to all executives and employees of Ryohin Keikaku. In addition, Ryohin Keikaku expects and requests the understanding and observance of this Human Rights Policy from all related parties, including suppliers of its various businesses, products and services. In particular, we promote efforts to respect human rights among business partners that have direct contract with Ryohin Keikaku and factories to which it outsources manufacturing (hereafter collectively referred to as "production partners") by requesting their understanding of and compliance with our Code of Conduct for Production Partners, which includes standards for respecting human rights, and by placing value on our relationship with production partners.
3.Communications with Stakeholders
In the course of implementing this Human Rights Policy, Ryohin Keikaku will seek advice from independent external experts and emphasize communications with stakeholders, including employees and their families, consumers who use Ryohin Keikaku products and services, producers, and members of local communities, as it works to improve its efforts to respect human rights.
4.Conducting Human Rights Due Diligence
Ryohin Keikaku has established a framework for human rights due diligence in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and strives to identify, assess, and prevent or minimize any negative impact on human rights in its business activities or supply chain.
If we identify that our business activities are causing or contributing to a negative impact on human rights, we will work to correct and remedy the matter through appropriate procedures. Even when this is not the case, if a business, product or service of Ryohin Keikaku is directly related to a negative impact on human rights due to a business relationship, we will strive to correct and remedy the situation.
Ryohin Keikaku works to maintain an effective grievance mechanism to help identify and address any negative impact on human rights related to its business activities and supply chain in a timely manner, and to facilitate access to a remedy for those affected.
Ryohin Keikaku will provide appropriate training to its executives, employees and other relevant parties to ensure the effective implementation of our Human Rights Policy.
7.Tracking and Disclosure
Ryohin Keikaku will continuously track the implementation status and make improvements as necessary. In addition, we will appropriately disclose information on our initiatives related to respecting human rights based on the policy.
Ryohin Keikaku appoints Senior Executive Officer , who is in charge of the management department, as the person responsible for the human rights policy to ensure a system to effectively establish and implement the policy throughout the company and its supply chain under the supervision of the board of directors. All group companies and departments conduct their business activities based on the human rights policy.
Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.
President & Representative Director