Human Rights Due Diligence
In accordance with the “Sapporo Group Human Rights Policy,” the Sapporo Group respects the human rights of its Group partners, and also ensures a working environment that does not unjustly discriminate based on reasons from race, ethnicity, nationality, creed, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity etc.
We are building and implementing a human rights due diligence process based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We will also strive to promote understanding of the “Sapporo Group Human Rights Policy” throughout the entire supply chain by strengthening our relationships with suppliers.
Supply chain initiatives
In our supply chain, we have prioritized to check the status of malt, hops, grapes/grape juice, lemons that are the main raw materials of our business, and raw materials* that are considered to have high human rights risks.
* The decision was based on a comprehensive review of information such as the U.S. Department of State “Trafficking in Persons Report” and the Child Labor Risk Map.
Priority raw materials: Palm oil, tea leaves, coffee beans, soybeans, cocoa beans, liquid sugar, crude alcohol.
Creating a bright workplace without discrimination and harassment
The Sapporo Group respects the human rights of its employees and incorporates various measures to create a bright workplace with no discrimination and harassment.
Employee training and awareness activities are promoted to prevent human rights violations. Activities include establishment of consultation desks, creating opportunities for employees to reflect on issues together, and training on how to respond to harassment counseling on the web.
In addition, all parties involved in handling the information of persons who seek consultation at consultation desks are required to sign a confidentiality agreement, and careful measures are taken to ensure that information leading to the identification of such persons is not leaked outside of the parties involved.
Sapporo Holdings and Sapporo Breweries provide harassment-prevention training for new managers every year.
About foreign technical intern trainees
We have conducted a survey on the employment of foreign technical intern trainees at the Group's consolidated subsidiaries and have confirmed that there is currently no employment of such trainees. (As of November 2021)