Human Rights Due Diligence

Specific Efforts

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.

Human rights due diligence process

Supply chain initiatives

In our supply chain, we have prioritized to check the status of malt, hops, grapes/grape juice, lemons, plums that are the main raw materials of our business, and raw materials* that are considered to have high human rights risks.
The Sapporo Group has been a member of Sedex since October 2022. Sedex is a non-profit organization that provides an online platform for companies to manage and improve working conditions in the global supply chain. It is the world's largest platform for sharing information on ethical suppliers, enabling companies and organizations to strengthen responsible and sustainable business practices and improve procurement activities. We aim to further strengthen our commitment to human rights by using these tools and working with our business partners to develop and improve our initiatives.

* 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

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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 and to eliminate harassment.
Activities include establishment of consultation desks, creating opportunities for all employees of the Group companies to reflect on issues together, and training on how to respond to harassment counseling.
To ensure healthy workplace management, we conduct training sessions for managers focusing on topics such as harassment prevention, psychological safety, one-on-one communication and unconscious bias. In addition, approximately 8,500 employees participate in web-based training on harassment elimination every year.
Furthermore, 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.

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 December 2023)