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CSR Goals

Senju Metal Industry will fulfill our corporate social responsibility based on our four policies on Labor, Ethics, Health and Safety, and the Environment. Our CSR Goals constitute an Internal Code of Conduct intended to reliably deploy these policies. In FY2017, our internal auditors conducted audits of our practical CSR Goals at all of our domestic locations. As a result, we have confirmed that there are no serious risks related to human rights issues, such as child labor or forced labor, in our business activities.

 

Labor

1. Freely Chosen Employment

  • Forced or slave labor shall not be used.
  • We manage the hiring process to prevent job applicants from being treated unfairly such as paying recruitment fees and being contracted to work in less favorable working conditions than what was initially promised.
  • Employee’s original documents such as identification card or passport should be retained by the employees. The Company shall not hold those documents on behalf of the employees.

2. Prohibition of Child Labor

  • Under-age workers shall not be hired.
  • To prevent workers under the age of 18 engaging in a work that is likely to jeopardize their health, including night shifts and excessive overtime.
  • When accepting student workers as interns, we must protect the rights of students, safety and health by adequately managing while being compliant of the applicable laws.

3. Working Hours

  • All employee work hours are to be monitored and controlled in order to ensure compliance to legal statutes and to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle for each employee.
  • The total working hour should not exceed over 60 hours in a workweek except in emergency or unusual situations. Workers are entitled to at least one day off in a 7 day workweek.

4. Wages and Benefits

  • At a minimum, the legal minimum wage is to be paid to all workers and deductions from wages as a disciplinary measure are strictly prohibited.

5. Humane Treatment

  • Abuse, coercion and/or sexual harassment will not be permitted.

6. Non-discrimination

  • Discrimination based on age, race, sex, religion or sexual orientation is strictly prohibited.

7. Freedom of Association

  • Improvements to the labor conditions and workplace environments of employees shall be planned through discussions and negotiations held with workers, via the Senyu-kai and labor committee representing employees.
  • There shall be no form of retaliation toward or unfair evaluation of employees due to their participation or non-participation in collective bargaining, or the content of their opinions.

Health and Safety

1. Occupational Safety

  • Accidents shall be proactively prevented by eliminating potential safety hazards in the workplace, performing risk assessments on workplace safety, and implementing preventative maintenance.
  • The Company will provide female employees who are expecting or must provide childcare with reasonable accommodations.

2. Emergency Preparedness

  • Emergency plans and response procedures for natural disasters (earthquake, fire, flood), including periodic inspections of fire extinguishing systems and emergency equipment, shall be established and arranged on a routine basis.
  • A proper evacuation route is prepared for emergencies.
  • As measures for preparation against the infection and spread of diseases such as the new-influenza virus, preventative actions shall be defined and supplies to prevent epidemics shall be secured.

3. Occupational Injury and Illness

  • Periodic medical checks shall be conducted as follows: general health checks - once per year; lifestyle-related disease checks – twice per year; specialized health exams - twice per year.
  • Procedures and systems are to be put in place for occupational injury and illness so that reporting, treatment, counseling, etc. can be carried out smoothly.

4. Industrial Hygiene

  • Methods to prevent the scattering or dispersion of chemicals and other substances are to be arranged and industrial hygiene is to be upheld, in order to prevent the overexposure of workers to chemicals and other substances.
  • All workers are provided with appropriate protective gears to maximize their safety and health while they perform their tasks. They must not use inappropriate apparatuses or less than optimum protective gears that are worn out or damaged.

5. Physically Demanding Work

  • For the workers who engage in repetitious tasks over an extended period of time, take measures to reduce physical tolls by providing sufficient rest periods to allow recovery.

6. Machine Safeguarding

  • Appropriate safety measures for production and other machinery is to be provided and properly maintained including physical guards, interlocks and barriers.

7. Sanitation, Food and Housing

  • Worker dormitories and eating areas are to be maintained to be both clean and safe.

8. Health and Safety Communication

  • Within the workplace, safety-related risks and proper operational procedures shall be communicated and shared, and information required to ensure that those procedures are followed shall be displayed.
  • Handling methods for chemicals and other substances, as well as emergency response procedures, shall be communicated to workers. Samples and procedures shall be displayed and stored in locations where they can be used at any time.

9. Prohibition of Drugs and Other Substances in the Workplace

  • The use, sale, and possession of illegal drugs or any other controlled substances (excluding drugs prescribed for medical use to individuals at the direction of a physician) in the workplace shall be forbidden.
  • The consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages (excluding the temporary storage of gift items and the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages during company events) in the workplace shall be forbidden.
  • Employees shall be forbidden from being under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or any other controlled substances during work.

Environment

1. Environmental Permits and Reporting

  • All legally required environmental permits are to be obtained and all reporting requirements are to be followed.

2. Pollution Prevention and Effective use of resources

  • We strive to protect the environment by conserving energy and preserving natural resources, and by minimizing all industrious wastes.

3. Hazardous Substance

  • Chemicals and other materials posing a hazard if released into the environment are to be handled, stored, recycled and disposed of safely in order to protect human health and the environment.

4. Solid Waste

  • We contribute to preservation of the environment by managing ways to treat solid wastes and by maintaining recycling of the wastes.

5. Air Emission

  • Combustion gases generated from operations are to be reduced in order to protect against air pollution.

6. Product Content Restrictions

  • All specific substances defined by applicable laws and regulations are to be controlled for all products.

7. Water Management

  • Prevent overflow of contaminated water into rain drain or public water system by identifying contamination risks and managing the risks associated.
  • We study and evaluate the overall water usage to assess the current status. We promote and foster water conservation effort.

8. Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Green House Gases (CO2) are to be reduced.
  • We strive to conserve energy and reduction of the greenhouse gas.

9. Biodiversity

  • Considerations shall be made for biodiversity and efforts shall be made to participate in nature conservation activities.

Fair Trade and Ethics

1. Business Integrity

  • Any and all forms of corruption, extortion and embezzlement shall be prohibited.

2. Prevention of Corruption

  • Dishonest acts such as bribery and collusive relationships shall be forbidden, and anti-corruption measures shall be taken.

3. Disclosure of Information

  • All information required by applicable laws and regulations pertaining to our business activities, corporate structure, and financial situations is to be publicly disclosed.

4. Intellectual Property

  • The intellectual property rights of our customers are to be respected.

5. Fair Business

  • Standards supporting fair business, advertising and competition are to be upheld.
  • Protect and manage confidential information with regards to customers and suppliers.

6. Protection of Identity

  • Programs to ensure the confidentiality and protection of any employee whistleblowers are to be maintained.

7. Thorough Conflict-Free Measures

  • We ban business transactions with individuals or groups directly or indirectly support terrorisms or military conflicts, and are fully committed to abiding by the Dodd-Frank.

8. Protection of Privacy

  • Manage, protect and maintain confidentiality of the information pertaining to customers, suppliers and employees.

9. Export control

  • Proper export control shall be conducted by following applicable laws, regulations, and internal rules, and performing periodic audits.

Quality and Safety

1. Product and Service

  • Ensure product safety and sell products in a responsible manner as a manufacturer.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable product safety regulations and standards.
  • Provide accurate information about products and services to customers.

2. Stable supply

  • Conduct a risk assessment for emergencies and natural disasters and develop a recovery plan to minimize the damage in these situations.

Information Security

1. Computer & Network

  • Ensure protective measures against unauthorized access to computers or networks to effectively prevent damage or disruption from being caused to our company and business partners.

2. Social Media

  • Guidelines related to the use of social media shall be prepared, and employees shall be educated on its appropriate use according to proper common sense.

Social Contribution

1. Social Contribution

  • Committed involvement in promoting local arts and culture.
  • Involvement and participation in local community festivals and events.
  • Provide support and sponsorship to Nature Conservation Activity.