1. Promises regarding human rights
All of the executives and employees of WeWork Japan and (hereinafter, “We”) contribute to the development of a sustainable society by respecting human rights in every aspect of our corporate activities
2. References and scope
We are committed to avoiding any involvement in discrimination and the violation of human rights across all our services, products, and business activities. We adhere to international principles of human rights*1 and expect our suppliers and business partners to also respect and uphold these principles, refraining from any infringement on human rights.
3. Emphasis on diversity
We place a strong emphasis on diversity and respect the unique backgrounds of our colleagues. We have a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination or harassment based on race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, birthplace, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation, age, disability, or illness. Equal opportunities are provided to all individuals, and our hiring, placement, evaluation, remuneration, and promotion processes are based on individual abilities, experience, and performance.
4. Prohibition of forced labor and child labor
We strictly prohibit all forms of forced labor, human trafficking, and child labor. We are committed to reviewing and eliminating any labor practices that violate human rights in order to ensure a safe and ethical work environment.
5. Respect for the freedom of association and the exercise of the right to collective bargaining
We respect the right to form labor unions based on the wishes of individual employees as well as the right to choose whether or not to participate, and we affirm the exercise of effective collective bargaining rights. The company shall negotiate in good faith through constructive dialog with labor representatives.
6. Benefits and wages
We endeavor to comply with applicable laws regarding wages, working hours, overtime, and benefits. In addition, we endeavor to reduce excessive working hours which are not limited to legal compliance and provide employees with remuneration that exceeds living wages and is competitive when compared with other labor markets in the region and industry.
7. Employee safety and health preservation
We comply with the laws, regulations, and rules concerning safety and health while providing a sound and intelligent working environment and maintain such compliance through implementing the appropriate measures for health risks.
8. Freedom of expression and the protection of privacy
We respect the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. We acknowledge and support employees' rights to form labor unions and choose their participation. We are committed to engaging in constructive dialogue and negotiating in good faith with labor representatives to ensure effective collective bargaining.
9. Initiatives and systems to ensure the respect of human rights
We implement initiatives and systems to ensure the respect of human rights. This includes establishing appropriate reporting channels to effectively address human rights violations. We conduct human rights due diligence to assess the impact of our business activities and regularly monitor and report on their effects to relevant stakeholders. In the rare event that our activities have a negative impact on human rights, we take prompt and fair remedial actions to mitigate and resolve these effects.
The responsibility for promoting this charter lies with our human rights officers, including the Chief Executive Officer. The contents of the charter will be communicated to all executives, employees, and external stakeholders through proactive awareness-raising activities focused on human rights.
*1 Refers to the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” “UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights,” “Children’s Rights and Business Principles,” and the “Eight Fundamental Conventions of the ILO*2”.
*2 The Eight Fundamental Conventions of the ILO are:
1. Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention
2. Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention
3. Forced Labour Convention
4. Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
5. Minimum Age Convention
6. Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
7. Equal Remuneration Convention
8. Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention
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