Since the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights were adopted in 2011, there is growing awareness among the international community in the impacts that business has on human rights.
A number of human rights issues have emerged, too, including child labor or forced labor at suppliers, health impacts on customers caused by defective products or services, and leakages of the personal information of customers and employees. These demand initiatives encompassing the entire value chain that protect and respect human rights.
Daikin respects fundamental human rights across its entire value chain based on an understanding of all international norms concerning human rights along with the laws and regulations of each country and region.
We participate in the UN Global Compact, which supports and implements universal principles concerning human rights and labor, and at the same time, the Group Conduct Guidelines set forth provisions that prohibit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, and so on, respect human rights as well as diversity in individual values and labor values, and ban child labor and forced labor.