Osaka Soda Group Human Rights Policy

We formulated our Human Rights Policy in March 2023 based on UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which were approved by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011. At a time when companies are expected to play a greater role in respecting human rights in recent global business, this policy states the Group’s thoughts on respecting human rights as the social responsibility of companies and achieving sustainable growth along with society.

 The Group will implement human rights due diligence compliant with those guiding principles and expand initiatives to provide aid and handle complaints.

OSAKA SODA Group Human Rights Policy


1. Basic approach to human rights

 OSAKA SODA Group recognizes that human rights are the most basic item when conducting business activities and respects the human rights of all people.

The Group supports and respects international norms on human rights, including the United Nations International Bill of Human Rights, which stipulates fundamental rights that all people should enjoy, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We have established this policy based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and will promote efforts to respect human rights.

We will also comply with applicable laws and regulations in the countries and regions in which we operate, and will seek ways to respect internationally recognized human rights principles when there is a conflict between local laws and international norms.


2.Respect for human rights

 We will not discriminate on the grounds of employment status, birth, nationality, race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender identity, disability, religion, creed, marital status, etc., nor will we engage in any form of harassment such as power harassment or sexual harassment.

We also respect fundamental rights relating to labor, including freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, and do not recognize forced or child labor.



 This policy applies to all officers and employees of the Osaka Soda Group. We also ask all business associates of the Osaka Soda Group to support this policy.


4.Education and training

 Appropriate education and training will be provided so that all employees can carry out business activities with an understanding of this policy.


5.Human rights due diligence

 We have established a human rights due diligence system. Through this system, we will identify any negative impacts of the Osaka Soda Group on human rights in society and work to prevent and mitigate such impacts.


6.Responding to problems

 If it is found that we are causing or indirectly contributing to a negative impact on human rights, remedies will be addressed through appropriate procedures based on international norms.


7. Information disclosure

 We will disclose our efforts to respect human rights based on this policy through our website and other means.


(Approved by the Board of Directors in March 2023)



Representative Director, President and CEO

Kenshi Terada