Human rights policy

Basic Policy

Based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, and the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, Yaskawa Group has stipulated respect for human rights in Yaskawa Group Code of Conduct and manages businesses respecting the human rights of all people.

  • Yaskawa Group Code of Conduct

    In order to fulfill Yaskawa Group Principle of Management, which states Group mission is to leverage the pursuit of the business to contribute to the advancement of society and the well-being of humankind, as a member of global community, Yaskawa Group assumes that it is essential to conduct business in a fair and faithful manner and to solidify a trusting relationship with global community. In accordance with the principles set on its own, Yaskawa Group commit to respecting human rights, comply with applicable laws and regulations, and the spirit thereof, and proactively act toward the creation of a sustainable society based on good social conscience.

  • Human Rights Principles
    • Yaskawa Group contributes to the advancement of society and the well-being of humankind through its operations. Given the above premises, Yaskawa Group respects global communities and culture and custom in each country or region, complies with laws and regulations and ensures company policies are in accordance with applicable legislation. In the absence of legislation or policy Yaskawa Group chooses a course of action based on integrity.
    • Yaskawa Group complies with applicable labor laws and regulations set by countries, regions and local governments.
    • Yaskawa Group respects individual human rights and diversity of values and carries out activities in line with our worldwide “Yaskawa HR Values.

Labor Standard

The Yaskawa Group prohibits all forced labor and child labor, including those of suppliers in its Code of Conduct.
Our basic policy is to take measures to prevent long working hours and to comply with the provisions of the act on the prevention of low-wage work (less than the minimum wage and living wage).

Prevention of Harassment

Yaskawa Group Code of Conduct prohibits all harassment. We will eliminate all forms of discrimination from the workplace environment and strive to prevent harassment.

Freedom of Association

Yaskawa and its domestic affiliates, which organize labor unions, have concluded collective agreements with the labor unions of each company and, by respecting each other‘s standpoint, have established orderly labor-management relations and proper working conditions, with the objective of maintaining peace between the two sides.

In order to conduct smooth operations based on its administration rights with understanding and trust from the union, the company holds a joint management council for the company president, managements and workers union officials once every half-year to discuss business and labor issues, as well as a regular monthly meeting to share and discuss business situations and other topics. A labor-management committee is also held to improve working conditions and treatment of union members.


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