Human Rights

The ANA Group values communication with its stakeholders and work to advance initiatives that respect human rights.

Contributions to SDGs

5: GENDER EQUALITY 8: DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH 10. REDUCED INEQUALITIES

Basic Approach

The ANA Group is committed to upholding human rights in accordance with the global standards provided in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. In April 2016, we established the ANA Group Policy on Human Rights. We based this policy on the International Bill of Human Rights (the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the two International Covenants), the International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. In fiscal 2020, we reviewed our existing procurement policy and formulated a new ANA Group Procurement Policy consisting of the Basic Procurement Policy and the Supplier Code of Conduct. We continue to encourage our contractors and suppliers to adopt similar policies. We continue to encourage our contractors and suppliers to adopt similar policies. We will continue human rights initiatives, recognizing that respect for human rights lies at the very foundations of the philosophy of the SDGs.

Policies and Structure for Human Rights

ANA Group Policy of Human Rights

In April 2016, the ANA Group inaugurated the ANA Group Policy on Human Rights, based on internationally recognized human rights as set out in the International Bill of Human Rights (the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the two International Covenants), the International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the UN Global Compact's Ten Principles, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. In July 2023, we revised the ANA Group Policy on Human Rights by adding further requirements in response to changes in the environment surrounding business and human rights. In this Policy, ANA Group complies with International Bill of Human Rights and the Fundamental Human Rights as required by International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
The Policy covers all individuals and groups that may be affected through the ANA Group's business activities and business relationships. This commitment applies to all executives and employees of the ANA Group. The ANA Group, moreover, encourages its contractors and suppliers to support the Policy, and to adopt similar policies.
The Policy was drafted with input from three external human rights organizations and approved by the Board of Directors for its inception and disclosure.

Modern Slavery Statements

Each year the ANA Group issues the ANA Group Modern Slavery Statement in accordance with the United Kingdom's Modern Slavery Act 2015. We will, moreover, ensure proper reporting under the Modern Slavery Act that came into effect in January 2019 in Australia.

ANA Group's Social Responsibility Guidelines

The ANA Group has laid down the Social Responsibility GuidelinesaPDF Opens in a new window.In the case of an external site,it may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. as a code of conduct for all executives and employees of the ANA Group. In the section titled "We will respect human rights and diversity," the Guidelines specify "compliance with the International Covenants on Human Rights and other international human rights standards, as well as relevant laws, regulations, and social norms," and disavow "child labor and forced labor within the Group" and "transaction with any company engaging in such labor."

Social Responsibility Guidelines

We respect human rights and diversity.

  • We ensure human rights are respected at all times as we engage in ANA Group corporate activities.
  • We respect the cultures, customs, history, values and social norms of each country and region and remain conscious of the views of concerned parties in our actions.
  • We respect the individuality of our colleagues and the diversity of our teams and organizations, and cooperate to create a sound and positive workplace environment free from harassment of any kind.

ANA Group Procurement Policy

As well as providing safe and secure services, the ANA Group will contribute to the creation of social value through our procurement activities by taking initiative in considering local and global social and environmental issues.As part of this effort, we have formulated the ANA Group Procurement Policy to promote more sustainable procurement activities throughout the supply chain. It requires suppliers to respect and comply with international norms in human rights and labor, including prohibition of child labor and forced labor. The Policy, moreover, is used as a benchmark in the selection of business partners as well as a tool for periodic post-selection monitoring. Through these measures, the ANA Group works actively to gain the understanding and cooperation of partner firms.

Structure for Human Rights

The Group CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) is responsible for the ANA Group's activities related to human rights. To promote the activities across the ANA Group, each Group company is assigned the ESG Promotion Officer (EPO, responsible for promoting ESG management), and each Group company and department is assigned the ESG Promotion Leaders (EPLs, leaders in promoting ESG management).

Management Cycle

In accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the ANA Group has established a management system and cycle, as described below, to ensure human rights are respected.

Please see the Human Rights Report 2023 for more details. PDF Opens in a new window.In the case of an external site,it may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

Please check the operation status of the above cycle here. PDF Opens in a new window.In the case of an external site,it may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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