Respect for human rights

Corporate Code of Behavior: Policy

Based on the fundamental principle that a company exists for the happiness of society and human beings, the Kansai Paint Group will maintain a healthy work environment free from harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, nationality, age, gender, religion, family background, physical handicaps, etc., which have no direct bearing on the execution of business activities.

Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE)

Our subsidiary in the Republic of South Africa respects and complies with the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) program, and is committed to assisting local communities through educational support for the children of local employees and other initiatives.

Approaches to human rights issues from a corporate perspective

As a member of the Corporate Federation for Dowa and Human Rights Issue, Osaka; the Industrial Federation for Human Rights, Tokyo; and the Osaka City Businessman Right Promotion Conference,* we are actively participating in the projects of each of these organizations and in training sessions held by the government.

*In FY2021, our company was commended by this council as a company of merit.

Respect for basic labor rights

We recognize the right of labor union members to organize, bargain collectively and take other collective actions, and strive to resolve various issues by promoting dialogue between labor and management.

Activities to promote human rights awareness

We carry out internal activities to raise employees' awareness of human rights by providing opportunities to bring issues to their attention through various case studies at training sessions for new employees and managers, as well as through our internal portal site.
We respect the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. During Human Rights Week, which runs from December 4 to 10 every year as set out in the declaration, we solicit human rights slogans from within the company, for which we receive about 1,000 submissions every year.
We select and award the best entries from among these, and display them within the company.