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Human Rights, Safety and Health involving employees and suppliers

Basic approach

The Seibu Group believes that respecting the human rights of our employees and ensuring their safety and health is the source of sustainable and strong growth for the Group.
As stipulated in the Seibu Group Code of Corporate Ethics, we comply with the relevant laws and regulations of all countries and regions in which we conduct business activities. Furthermore, in accordance with the Seibu Group Human Rights Policy, which stipulates respect for the human rights of not only those working at its own companies but also of everyone involved in its supply chains, Seibu Group has made it clear that it will not discriminate in any way on the basis of race, sex, religion, creed, nationality, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or other sexual minorities, health status, place of origin, occupation, or social status. As a fundamental right in employed labor, our policy is to pay employees more than the minimum wage complying with labor laws and regulations and to ensure the stability of their lives.
In addition, in accordance with the Seibu Group Supplier Guidelines, we also ask the suppliers of each Group company, or our business partners, to take care of their own workplaces, such as ensuring safe and healthy work environments, thereby promoting human rights and ensuring safety and health throughout the supply chain.

About the Promotion Structure

Each Seibu Group company holds monthly meetings of the Safety and Health Committee, which consists of personnel departments, industrial physicians, and health and safety managers, as well as public health nurses and health and safety promoters. We have established a solid framework to enhance safety and health systematically and continuously by formulating annual plans on safety and health, and monitoring employees’ health issues and overtime work.
In addition, the Human Capital Strategy Department serves as the secretariat for the Seibu Group Health Management Promotion Meeting, which is held once a year in principle. Reports and discussions at these meetings are reported to the Seibu Group Sustainability Committee and Seibu Holdings Board of Directors, and are monitored by management.

Seibu Group Health and Productivity  Management Meeting(a meeting held once a year in principle)

Purpose: To establish a system in which management can understand the actual state of health management and promote health management as a group by implementing the PDCA cycle.
Members: General Manager of Human Resources Department of Seibu Holdings and main business companies in Seibu Group, and Executive Director of Seibu Health Insurance Society
Major activities: Setting of priority health themes and quantitative targets for Seibu Group, and reporting on health issues and initiatives of each Seibu Group company

Specific initiatives
Efforts to protect human rights and eradicate harassment
  • Distributing to all employees a compliance manual that includes the Seibu Group Human Rights Policy and specific case studies in line with the Seibu Group Code of Corporate Ethics and the Seibu Group Principles of Conduct, and providing education at each workplace
  • Implementation of e-learning on human rights
  • Training for compliance leaders and promoters in each department to respond to harassment, discrimination, etc.
  • Establishment of hotlines (whistle-blowing system)
Ongoing initiatives to ensure safety
  • Conducting regular safety education and workplace inspection in light of risks at each workplace
  • Monitoring overtime work and encouraging improvement mainly by the Health and Safety Committee
Health maintenance promotion measures
  • Health checks
    Nearly 100% of employees took health checkups
  • Specific health advisory services
    Based on the results of specific health checkups, specialist staff (public health nurses, registered dietitian, etc.) give specific health advice to review lifestyle habits to those who have a high risk of lifestyle-related diseases yet can expect preventative effects from lifestyle changes.
  • Measures for mental health care
    We strive to create an atmosphere where employees feel comfortable by analyzing stress checks, reporting them to each workplace and providing care through seminars.
    In addition to follow-up care by our in-house industrial health staff, we have improved the environment by setting up an external consultation desk where our employees have a direct access so that early signs of mental health issues can be prevented.
Health promotion
  • Promotion of smoking cessation
    -Posting posters on smoking cessation
    -Offering employees education at work using DVDs on smoking cessation
    -Providing partial subsidies for smoking cessation
  • Prevention and improvement of metabolic syndrome
    -We implement various health promotion measures, such as hosting events to reconsider eating habits and make exercise a habit.
    -As parts of efforts to offer healthy meals and food environment, Seibu Holdings has received a certificate from the Smart Meal Certification* and the cafeteria at DaiyaGate Ikebukuro, our Tokyo headquarters building, provides balanced meals so called “smart meal.”
    *The certification is managed by the Healthy Food and Food Environment Consortium, which is composed of 13 academic organizations that specialize in health-related issues such as nutrition, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Infection Prevention Measures
  • Implementation of seasonal vaccination to prevent outbreaks of influenza
  • Implementation of workplace COVID-19 vaccination for employees, their families, and affiliated company employees.
Preventive measures of labor injury
  • Strengthening safety education
  • Implementing safety management programs in each workplace. For example, 5C activities (5S activities in Japanese) in workplaces, with 5Cs composed of Clearing out, Clearing up, Cleaning, Cleanliness and Controlled behavior, regular workplace inspection, safety lectures and training seminars on minor incidents and risk assessments.
  • ※Please refer to ESG Databook for safety and health data.

【Addressing Global Health Issues】
■Responding to global health issues

Global health issues such as the three major infectious diseases (HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria) are difficult to deal with due to their transmissibility and the high cost of countermeasures, This is not a problem that can be solved by one country alone; it is a global problem that requires the cooperation of all countries around the world.
The Seibu Group is responding primarily by implementing appropriate infection prevention measures for employees dispatched overseas.

■Seibu Group’s initiatives

(1) Dealing with employees dispatched overseas
Based on the "Seibu Group Health Management Guidelines for Employees Dispatched Overseas," Seibu Group companies provide health checkups before, during and after dispatch, as well as vaccinations recommended for each region by the government, for employees dispatched overseas and their accompanying families, at the company's expense.
We also encourage the use of the Seibu Health Insurance Society's Overseas Medical Expenses System to reduce the burden of medical expenses incurred by employees while dispatched overseas. Additionally, we provide medical insurance (overseas travel insurance) paid for by the company.
Through these efforts, we aim to create an environment where employees can feel at ease and demonstrate their abilities even in unfamiliar environments.
(2)Education for employees
At Seibu Group companies , our industrial health staff regularly provides education on imported infectious diseases, etc., not only for employees dispatched overseas for business purposes, but also for employees who travel overseas for leisure purposes.

External evaluation

Nineteen Seibu Group Companies have been certified as a 2023 Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization