Stakeholder Engagement and Dialogue
Implementation status of Stakeholder Engagement
Stakeholders we have dialogue with and the method of dialogue will differ depending on the human rights theme. At the ANA Group, we consider how best to approach our stakeholders in order to understand their views and wishes, and use their feedback to improve our initiatives and make our engagement more effective. We also periodically report the results of our initiatives to stakeholders, and adjust our initiatives as necessary in response to their feedback. The ANA Group believes that building good relations with stakeholders will result in appropriate risk management.
Communication with Contractors, Suppliers, and Other Business Partners
To implement efforts to ensure respect for human rights throughout our supply chains in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, we communicate the ANA Group Policy on Human Rights, the ANA Group Purchasing Policy, and our various other policies to contractors and suppliers, request compliance with those policies, and cooperate with them in creating a working environment that ensures increased respect for human rights.
We recognize that the fisheries industry in Thailand presents potential human rights risks in the ANA Group supply chain. In June 2019, we visited Thailand for the purpose of understanding the state of migrant workers and learning about the response to issues in the fishing industry. We performed local on-site visits and exchanged views with international institutions, local NGOs, and others. In October, we visited a company involved in the production of in-flight meals for ANA flights departing from Thailand. There, we conducted interviews about initiatives related to traceability and exchanged views with local NGOs and others.