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 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, and raw materials* that are the main raw materials of our business and 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, coffee beans, soybeans, tea leaves, 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 harassment. Activities include consultation desks, creating opportunities for employees to reflect on issues together, training on the web.
Sapporo Holdings and Sapporo Breweries provide harassment-prevention training for new managers twice a 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)