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Respecting Human Rights and Ensuring Responsible Procurement

Shiseido realizes that all its business activities must be based on respect for human rights. We have formulated a companywide code of ethics and a human rights policy and are working to promote understanding and improve our response to human rights through human rights due diligence* and internal and external awareness-raising activities.

  • *A continuous process to identify human rights issues and implement solutions to prevent and mitigate risks.

Our Human Rights Approach

Shiseido has established the Shiseido Group Human Rights Policy based on the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and its basic corporate philosophy, which is described in the group-wide code of ethical behaviors.

Our Human Rights Approach

Human Rights Promotion System

Shiseido Group's Human Rights Risk Assessment is undertaken by the following personnel in the Shiseido Company, Limited (Global Headquarters). Once a year, human rights policies and human rights risk mitigation efforts are reported at the Board of Directors meeting and receive approval and supervision from the Board of Directors.

  • Chief Social Value Creation Officer
  • Chief Supply Network Officer

Primary Initiatives

Here listed are Shiseido’s primary initiatives regarding respect for human rights and ensuring responsible procurement.

Society Employees
  • Understanding risks throughout the supply chain
  • Dialogue with stakeholders
  • Reporting and consultation center for suppliers
  • Human rights risk assessment
  • Reporting and consultation center for employees
  • Human rights education training for employees

Responsible Procurement

Shiseido wants to develop together with society while promoting respect for human rights and ensuring environmental protection in all its business activities, including the procurement of raw materials. We are working on the following to achieve sustainable procurement and corporate social responsibility.

Response to the United Kingdom’s Modern Slavery Act 2015

Based on the United Kingdom’s Modern Slavery Act 2015, enacted in March 2015, we disclose the Shiseido Modern Slavery Statement every year.

2018 Performance

Here listed are our recent primary initiatives regarding human rights and responsible procurement.

Society Employees
  • Formulation of the Shiseido Group Sustainable Raw Materials Procurement Guidelines
  • Revision of the Shiseido Group Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Supplier monitoring/collaboration
  • Procurement of sustainable palm oil
  • Procurement of sustainable mica
  • Dialogues with stakeholders
  • Human rights risk assessment
  • Reporting and consultation center for employees
  • Human rights education training for employees


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