The GS Yuasa Group believes that the rights of all people must be respected in order to realize our philosophy of contributing to people's lives, society and the global environment.

Providing Fair Selection and Opportunity

The GS Yuasa Group promotes fair employee selection, evaluation and training based on ability and performance. We prohibit discrimination in recruitment, personnel assessment and other employee circumstances, and we respect diversity irrespective of race, gender, sexuality, nationality, place of birth, disability, religion or political opinion. At the same time, we conduct the necessary checks to make sure we don't hire people under the legal working age or those without qualifications.

Creating a Pleasant Workplace through Labor and Management Working as One

The GS Yuasa Group in Japan has adopted a "union shop system" and as a general rule all regular employees, aside from management, are members of the labor union. We pursue business based on mutual understanding achieved through labor union recommendations and active discussion on domestic management policies, including work conditions and benefit programs. Through this relationship between labor and management, we are improving the objectivity and transparency of company management, while increasing the effectiveness of various initiatives.

GS Yuasa Labor-Management Consultative Structure

Name of Labor-management consultative bodyMeeting frequencyContent
Management council4 times/yearCompany's management policies, business conditions and status of business execution, etc.
Divisional committee MonthlyIssues for the respective R&D and business divisions
Factory committeeMonthlyIssues in production divisions
Health and safety committee (statutory)MonthlyInitiatives to prevent occupational accidents
Expert committee on work hoursMonthlyChecking the status of work hours and making improvements
Expert committee on future generationsTwice/yearChild-rearing and nursing care support
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Interaction between Company and Labor Union (GS Yuasa Labor Union's 10th Anniversary Festival and Summer Festival)

A festival was held at the Kyoto International Exhibition Hall (Miyako Messe) on April 15, 2017 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the labor union's founding. More than 800 people attended, including family members, providing colleagues an excellent opportunity to interact.

A summer festival is also held at the Tokyo Branch every August, one of the events run by a mutual aid society that promotes friendships among employees.

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Initiatives at Tianjin GS Battery Co., Ltd.

Group companies in China, Southeast Asia and other areas overseas hold company trips and sports festivals that deepen interactions between labor and management.

Tianjin GS Battery Co., Ltd. has received a commendation from Tianjin City every year for being a model company for labor-management relations.

Basic Rules on Forced Labor and Child Labor

The GS Yuasa Group is establishing the following basic rules on forced labor and child labor at overseas Group companies, in addition to Japan. We take immediate corrective action upon discovering forced labor or child labor by a business partner.

Prohibition of Forced Labor and Child Labor
We will neither force labor, nor employ children under the legal working age. Furthermore, we will not tolerate forced labor or child labor in any way.
Avoidance of complicity in human rights abuse
Directly or indirectly, we will not be complicit in human rights abuse.

Response to the UK's Modern Slavery Act

The GS Yuasa Group complies with the laws and regulations of every country and region, taking all necessary steps to meet the provisions of the UK's Modern Slavery Act enacted in October 2015. GS Yuasa Battery Europe Limited (GYEUR), our subsidiary in the United Kingdom, has released a statement on its website regarding modern slavery. This company will continue to research the risks and will, based on the results, update this statement regularly.

Click here for GYEUR's statement on modern slavery.