Human Rights Initiatives

The Canon MJ Group has clearly stated in the Canon Group Code of Conduct that individual officers and employees are to respect each other's character and individuality, and ensure that they do not discriminate unjustly for reasons of race, religion, nationality, gender, or age, and so forth. This code has been made known throughout the Group.

Furthermore, in 2021 we formulated the Canon Group Human Rights Policy, which clearly sets out our position on human rights under the corporate philosophy of Kyosei, including respect for international norms such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the International Labor Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and on carrying out human rights due diligence.

Looking ahead, the Canon MJ Group will identify business risks related to human rights, labor standards, and safety and health, and take measures to address these risks in accordance with their importance.