The GS Yuasa Group believes that the rights of all people must be respected in order to realize our philosophy of contributing to people, society and the global environment.
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. Also, we respect diversity irrespective of race, gender, sexuality, nationality, place of birth, disability, religion or political opinion.
The GS Yuasa Group companies in Japan promote a pleasant workplace through labor and management working as one. GS Yuasa International Ltd. has adopted a "union shop system" and as a general rule all regular employees, aside from management, are members of the labor union. Furthermore, we are pursuing business based on mutual understanding achieved through labor union recommendations and active discussion on management policies of the Group companies in Japan, including working conditions and benefit programs for employees. Through this relationship between labor and management, we are securing the objectivity and transparency of company management, while increasing the effectiveness of various initiatives.
|Name of Labor-management |
|Management council||4 times/year||Company's management policies, business conditions and status of business execution, etc.|
|Divisional committee||Monthly||Issues for the respective R&D and business divisions|
|Factory committee||Monthly||Issues in production divisions|
|Health and safety committee (statutory)||Monthly||Initiatives to prevent occupational accidents|
|Expert committee on work hours||Monthly||Checking the status of work hours and making improvements|
|Expert committee on future generations||Twice/year||Child-rearing and nursing care support|
The GS Yuasa Group has established and enforces the basic rules on forced labor and child labor. We build a system to take immediate corrective action upon discovering forced labor or child labor by a supplier.
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.
Directly or indirectly, we will not be complicit in human rights abuse.
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 2015 and the Gender Pay Gap Information Regulations enacted in 2017 as one of the activities involved in securing the transparency of business.
GS Yuasa Battery Europe Limited (GYEUR), an overseas Group company in the United Kingdom, has released statements on its website regarding these laws and regulations and information on the status of its undertakings. This company will continue to periodically release information in the future.Click here for relevant information (link the GYEUR website).
To avoid and alleviate negative effects of business activities on stakeholder human rights, from fiscal 2017 the GS Yuasa Group launched efforts to grasp the status of human rights initiatives at overseas Group companies.
Specifically, our CSR promotion inspectors toured working environments and examined other aspects of overseas Group companies, confirming compliance with the legal systems in nations and regions where business is conducted and making comparisons with international human rights standards.
At certain overseas Group companies, issues have been encountered with internal whistleblower system and other procedures. Plans call for analysis and evaluation of these results to devise countermeasures in line with the cultures and customs of the nations and regions where business is conducted.
The GS Yuasa Group conducts employee education to implement business activities with respect for human rights.
The following enlightenment and education initiatives help employees to grasp various human rights issues and the importance of business activities keyed to human rights. When necessary, personnel participate in human rights management training sessions, nurturing and expanding knowledge vital in properly recognizing and evaluating human rights risks and their negative effects.
|Company||Number of Worksites||Worksite |
|Average implementation time
|GS Yuasa International Ltd.||364||100||1.4|
|Group companies in Japan||164||100||2.4|
Implemented for all GS Yuasa International Ltd. employees