LIXIL makes pioneering water and housing products that solve everyday, real-life challenges, making better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere.
We aim to sustainably operate as a responsible corporate citizen that respects human rights.
|Action plan||Create a LIXIL Group Human Rights Principles and promote awareness amongst all LIXIL Group employees|
|KPI||Implementation of Human Rights Principles learning across the Group (%)|
・Implementation of training in main LIXIL Corporation overseas subsidiaries: 100%
・Implemented training for over 3,700 employees of main LIXIL Corporation overseas subsidiaries (as of June 30, 2018)
|Action plan||Create a framework for human rights due diligence|
|KPI||Status of creating an execution plan for human rights due diligence|
・Create an execution plan for human rights due diligence in all Group companies, suppliers, and other business partners
・Created the survey sheet with the Human Resources, Compliance, Auditing, and Purchasing Departments, and decided to start surveying from within Japan.
The LIXIL Group strives to uphold stakeholders’ human rights in all of its operations, including end-users, business partners or other suppliers, residents living near our factories and facilities, and our employees. In March 2016, we published the LIXIL Group Human Rights Principles, which align with a number of international guidelines, including the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Furthermore, we will adhere to the higher commitment if there are any discrepancies between the internationally recognized human rights standards and the laws and regulations of individual countries or regions.
Moreover, as a global company, we will strengthen human rights due diligence processes* and disclose the results.
*Due diligence on human rights: to put in place measures that identify, prevent, reduce, or respond to any negative impact on human rights caused by the activities of a company or its related companies, and to regularly monitor their effectiveness.
LIXIL Group business activities are built on a fundamental respect for human rights, and all efforts are made to ensure our human rights principles are embraced across the Group.
The LIXIL Group works to develop a deep understanding of its human rights principles among all employees in Japan. For example, in FYE2017, we made human rights issues in business a topic of meetings held by individual departments, outlining our management and general strategy, and got employees to discuss the topic together.
In FYE2018, we established the Human Rights Due Diligence Taskforce, comprising managers from corporate responsibility, personnel, compliance, global auditing, and purchasing departments. We created human rights due diligence survey forms for each department and completed a test run. Going forward, we will conduct official surveys, starting in Japan.
The LIXIL Group is committed to implementing human rights due diligence across all its global operations by 2020. To help define and reduce LIXIL business-related human rights risks for customers, employees, business partners, and other partners, and to respond swiftly and sincerely to any human rights violations and ensure improvements are made. We will also conduct regular reviews of our human rights due diligence framework, and ensure highly transparent disclosure of relevant content and processes.