Social Human rights policy


Ceres recognizes that it has an important social responsibility as a company to respect the human rights of everyone involved in our business activities, not to infringe upon them, and to deal with any negative effects. We will establish, comply with, and endorse the following items as the Ceres Human Rights Policy, which refers to our international standards concerning human rights.

1. Respect for Human Rights

We respect the human rights of everyone involved in our business activities, and we strive not to infringe upon them and to deal with any negative effects.

2. Prohibition of Discrimination

We prohibit all discrimination in hiring and in the workplace on the basis of sex, gender, race, language, religion, politics or other personal opinions.
In addition, we operate a media and advertising agency, and we do our utmost to eliminate discriminatory messages within advertisements and media.

3. Prohibition of Forced Labor and Child Labor

We prohibit all forced labor and child labor, not only for Ceres employees, but also throughout our supply chain.

4. Prohibition of Harassment

We prohibit all forms of harassment in the workplace. For this purpose, a harassment consultation desk has been established within the Human Resources & General Affairs Department, and upon receiving a consultation from an employee, the person in charge shall promptly investigate the facts and strive to resolve the problem as soon as possible while giving due consideration to privacy.
In addition, we will regularly conduct harassment prevention training for our employees in order to raise awareness.

5. Establishment of Reporting Desk

An internal reporting desk for consultation and reporting shall be established in the Legal Group and Internal Audit Group at the Corporate Planning Office in case events are discovered that violate our efforts to respect human rights. The representative of the reporting desk and consultation desk shall be the general manager of the corporate planning office. Upon receiving a consultation or a report, we will promptly confirm the facts and take action.

*The International Bill of Human Rights, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.