Respect for Human Rights

  1. Basic Policy
  2. Employees’ Human Rights
  3. Consideration of Human Rights in the Supply Chain
  4. Prohibition of Forced/Child Labor
  5. Organize and Operate Help Line
  6. Human Rights Education

The Yamaha Group strives to comply with the human rights and labor principles of the United Nations Global Compact, and as such states in its Compliance Code of Conduct respect for basic human rights, prohibition of discrimination, prohibition of forced and child labor, and executes its business activities accordingly.
The Yamaha Group CSR Policy, revised in 2016, clearly states the Group's resolve to respect human rights, with the goal of achieving a society that safeguards the dignity of all. In order to identify human rights impacts resulting from our activities and respond appropriately, along with communicating with stakeholders, we also engage in establishing and operating help lines, and providing human rights education.
In fiscal 2017, we reviewed our activities and conducted a gap analysis by checking those activities against principles related to human rights such as “Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.” Moving forward, we will rebuild the policies and systems to evaluate the impact on human rights so that we can incorporate these concerns into our business processes more systematically.

Hiring without Discrimination

In its hiring and employment practices, the Yamaha Group strives for fair selection, while providing employment opportunities to a diverse group of people.
Yamaha determines evaluation and compensation of employees according to fair rules using criteria such as the ability to perform tasks, job responsibilities, and achievements. We also carry out training for managers involved with evaluations in order to ensure their ability to make accurate assessments.

Establishment of Good Employer-Employee Relationship

The Yamaha Group adheres to the protection of employee rights prescribed by international treaties, laws, collective labor agreements and other agreements. Furthermore, in pursuing the Yamaha Corporate Philosophy, employees and the Company strive to achieve favorable relationships based on ample communication.

Prevention of Harassment or Unfair Discrimination

In order to spread awareness of this stance, Yamaha has distributed the Compliance Code of Conduct in the form of a booklet which includes detailed explanations to all employees.
Employment regulations, etc. also clarify that harassment is grounds for disciplinary action. We also work to maintain a healthy workplace environment by offering a hotline and by educating employees through workplace meetings and management training.

In the interest of furthering its policy concerning human rights not only within the Group but also throughout its supply chain, Yamaha requests that its business partners comply with its Yamaha Supplier CSR Code of Conduct. From fiscal 2017, we have clearly stated this request in agreements signed with business partners and we ask them to carry out self-assessment when the business partnership begins. Please see the Promotion of Social Responsibility in the Value Chain section for details on these efforts.

The Yamaha Group Compliance Code of Conduct prohibits any form of forced labor or labor by children under the minimum age permissible by law. In addition, the Yamaha Supplier CSR Code of Conduct clearly states the same conditions and requests that our business partners follow them. We also ask business partners to perform self-assessment using a questionnaire and, based on the results, ask for improvement measures when necessary.

The Yamaha Group has set up a help line that deals with requests for advice and notifications from employees and business partners concerning harassment. We investigate the facts behind each consultation and notification and take corrective measures or provide guidance if a problem is identified. For harassment matters, however, we may be unable to conduct concrete investigations if the victim strongly requests anonymity. In such cases, we may still conduct an investigation, while obtaining the understanding of the person who reported the matter, or make specific efforts to improve the workplace environment regardless of whether or not a specific investigation is carried out.
We strive to promote awareness by outlining details of the help line in the Compliance Code of Conduct booklet, displaying posters inside the Company, and mentioning the help line in our Company magazine.

The Yamaha Group disseminates information to employees to improve understanding concerning human rights issues.
Using our intranet, for example, we provide explanations of the issue of conflict minerals and of terminology such as "guiding principles on business and human rights" and the "Act for Eliminating Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities. We also hold expert-led in-house CSR seminars and CSR procurement seminars for personnel in charge of procurement, where discussions address themes such as human rights issues in the supply chain.

Training Held on the Theme of Human Rights
Content Style Participants
Explaining business and human rights Intranet All domestic Yamaha Group employees
Sexual/power harassment Lecture
E-learning
New upper managers
Supply chain human rights Lecture Employees in charge of procurement