SPARX Group Basic Human Rights Policy
SPARX Group (the "Group") has been striving to practice ever-better investments every day since its establishment in 1989, with the vision of becoming "the most trusted and respected investment company in the world" to realize our mission "To make the world wealthier, healthier and happier (though investment)."
To realize this mission and vision, we have also established this policy to share with our stakeholders the Group's approach and policies regarding respect for human rights, as we continue to fulfill our social responsibilities as a company through compliance with international norms and the laws and regulations of each country and region where we operate.
Recognizing that respect for human rights is an important management issue, the Group has established this policy with the approval of the Board of Directors. Based on this policy, the Executive Committee, the central decision-making body for business execution, discusses and resolves specific initiatives regarding respect for human rights and regularly reports the results of their implementation to the Board of Directors.
The Group is committed to respecting human rights as expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO International Labor Standards, UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and UNICEF Children's Rights and Business Principles, among others.
It is no exaggeration to say that the Group's business is all about people. To ensure that our executives and employees can pursue our business in good health, both physically and mentally, we engage in health management and strive to promote employee health. As another part of our efforts to respect human rights, we look to improve how our organization accepts diverse human resources through training courses on harassment and unconscious biases and build an organizational climate that is open and ensures psychological stability.
Moreover, we do not tolerate forced labor, child labor, or any other form of discrimination or harassment based on race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, age, disability, or any other reason.
The Group applies this policy to all Group officers and employees. We will also share it with our clients, business partners, and stakeholders.
4.Human Rights Due Diligence
The Group will conduct appropriate human rights due diligence to prevent and mitigate any negative impact on human rights that may be caused by its business activities.
5.Engagement With Stakeholders
The Group will engage in dialogue with relevant stakeholders to understand and address the impact of its business on human rights and strive to respond in a responsible manner.
The Group will revise this policy as necessary to reflect changes in guidelines issued by the Japanese government on respect for human rights in responsible supply chains, as well as changes in laws, regulations, and notices in the countries and regions where it does business.