Respect for Human Rights
Santen is committed to respecting and protecting human rights through its business activities, and stably performing its activities.
Human Rights Policy
Santen has established the "Santen Group Human Rights Policy" in order to promote and develop respect for Human Rights globally.
|Santen Group Human Rights Policy|
The Santen Group contributes to building a society where everyone is fully respected through its initiatives to deliver "Happiness with Vision" to people around the world. We will fulfill our responsibility to ensure full respect for human rights, which is a prerequisite for the above.
We will never tolerate the infringement of human rights in any form, such as through discrimination, harassment, forced labor, or child labor, on any basis, such as nationality, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious faith, creed, experience, specialty, values, or lifestyle. We will respect the dignity and rights of everyone affected by our business activities, not only within the Santen Group.
We will also engage in continuous and effective activities in complete support of international norms. (Note)
Established: September, 2020
Human Rights Training
Believing that all employees, who have been becoming more diverse due to the globalization of our business, must respect human rights and act in accordance with a high standard of ethics, Santen has enhanced training programs and other measures to raise employees' awareness of respect for human rights. In Japan, we provide education about harassment and discrimination cases, the desired behavior of employees, and other topics, on the occasion of new employee training and e-learning-based follow-up training. In addition, newly appointed managerial staff are required to receive training to learn the roles and desired behavior of managerial staff through case studies on harassing behavior.
Human Rights-Related Consulting & Reporting Desk
Santen sets up a desk with staff speaking local languages in each country or regional branch to accept various consultations and reports on harassment, discrimination, and other human rights-related issues from all employees, including contract and temporary staff. We respond appropriately to accepted consultations and reports with full consideration of personal information and privacy.
Respect for Human Rights in Supply Chain
It is important to fulfill its social responsibilities throughout the supply chain, including not only its own company but also its business partners. Santen confirms the status of business partners and respond appropriately to matters related to respect for human rights, including the prohibition of discrimination and non-compliance with human rights violations, including the rights of workers, such as the prohibition of child labor and forced labor.
Respect for Human Rights in R&D
Santen has established a Research Ethics Committee to protect the human rights of patients participating in clinical trials, and is taking appropriate measures.
Fair Recruitment and Selection
Santen has formulated the policy of recruiting and selecting new employees without regard to the applicants' nationality, place of origin, sex, family situation, or creed, etc., which are unrelated to the applicants' aptitude or abilities.
In the employee selection process, we conduct fair recruitment and selection based on the appropriateness and ability of applicants without asking inappropriate questions that may violate human rights.