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.

Prohibition of Discrimination and Respect for Diversity

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.

Respect for Labor Rights

Creating a Pleasant Workplace through Labor and Management Working as One

The GS Yuasa Group companies in Japan have 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.

Labor-Management Consultative Structure(Domestic Group Companies)

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

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.


Initiatives at Overseas Group Companies

Group companies in China, Southeast Asia and other areas overseas are deepening interactions between labor and management by holding company trips and sports festivals.

Tianjin GS Battery Co., Ltd. and GS Battery Taiwan Co., Ltd. have received a commendation from Tianjin City and the Department of Labor in Taiwan, respectively, for being a model company for good labor-management relations.

Prohibition of Forced Labor and Child Labor

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 as one of the activities involved in securing the transparency of business.

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 modern slavery risks regarding slave labor and human trafficking and will update this statement based on the results regularly.

Click here for GYEUR's statement on modern slavery.