Human Rights and Labor

Human Rights/ Labor Policy

In recent years, companies have been required to carry out human rights due diligence based on the "UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights".
In Japan as well, the government formulated the "Action Plan for 'Business and Human Rights'" in October 2020.

TAIYO YUDEN Group not only complies with the laws and regulations of each country regarding labor, but support and respect all kinds of regulations with regards to human rights, as well such as the "UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights", "ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work", "UN Global Compact", and "UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights", "RBA (Responsible Business Alliance)" and other international human rights standards.

In May 2020, TAIYO YUDEN signed the "UN Global Compact" and is acting on the basis of the "Ten Principles of the UNGC" in the areas of Human Rights, Labor, the Environment and Anti-Corruption. In FY2020, we participated in the Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) subcommittee hosted by the Global Compact Network Japan.

In addition, TAIYO YUDEN Group regularly has the RBA-VAP audit in main sites to evaluate of compliance with RBA Code of Conduct as third-party evaluation. TAIYO YUDEN Group is aiming for a company trusted by society. In scope of enhancement of respecting human rights, we clarify departments and responsible for Human Rights, Labor, Discrimination, and Harassment, and build and operate the management system regarding Human Rights and Labor, including regular internal-audits, based on international standard such as RBA Code of Conduct.

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Policies (CSR Code of Conduct)

Article 11 (Labor)

  1. No child labor, forced labor or its support, enhancement or promotion shall be made.
  2. Work conditions shall be controlled appropriately. (Wages, work hours, holidays etc.)

Article 12 (Respect of Human Rights, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment)

  1. The diversity, personality and individuality shall be respected and the work environment without any discrimination shall be ensured.
  2. No power harassment or sexual harassment by authority shall be conducted.

CSR Code of Conduct

Labor and Human Rights Management Policy and Compliance Requirements

Prohibition of Child Labor / Forced Labor

In TAIYO YUDEN Group, child labor and forced labor are prohibited.
Each site confirms that it has reached the working age stipulated in the laws and regulations before employment, and prevents child workers from being employed.
For hiring-decided persons, we conduct explanation on labor conditions (satisfying requirements by the laws and regulations and are based on international rules), with mutual consent for labor conditions by and between management and have mutual consent from both labor and management to employ before starting work.
When TAIYO YUDEN asks employees to relocate due to employees' house relocation, as a general rule, TAIYO YUDEN will also inform the employees themselves and the labor union one month or more before the personnel relocation happens. In the event of an objection by the labor union, we will consult with the labor union until a mutual agreement is reached.


Compliance rate is 100% in all countries or regions.

FY2020 Results

Country or Region Employees
(in thousands)
Prohibition of Child Labor Prohibition of Forced Labor
Japan 5.9 100% 100%
USA, Europe 0.1 100% 100%
Greater China 5.1 100% 100%
South Korea 0.8 100% 100%
Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand 6.3 100% 100%
Philippines 4.7 100% 100%

(*) Please refer to Health and Safety Activities for the information of circumstances surrounding Health and Safety.

Prohibition of Discriminations and Inhumane Treatments

In TAIYO YUDEN Group, discriminations and inhumane treatments are prohibited.
Respecting characters and personalities of employees, no discriminations in terms of nationality, gender, religion and sexual orientation should be conducted. Also, in order to prevent any kind of harassments from taking place, we perform education on a regular basis and enhance comprehension of employees for harassments.

TAIYO YUDEN Group established an employee counseling service for religious customs. (Example of consideration: Muslim prayer room)
We also regularly conduct human rights education for guards (prevention of harassment, etc.).

For both regular and non-regular employees, TAIYO YUDEN is applying benefit programs such as medical care for health checkup, accident compensation against the difficulties or diseases caused in working, and childcare/family-care leave.

Labor and Human Rights Management System

TAIYO YUDEN Group is arranging and performing Labor and Human Rights Management System in order to respect human rights and ensure proper working environment.
For putting the policies into specific actions, PDCA activities are conducted at each site for further continuous improvement based on "Labor and Human Rights Management Policy and Compliance Requirements."

TAIYO YUDEN Group also established human rights management related to labor issues and management standards related to working hours, and is implementing them throughout the Group.
We also carry out risk assessments regarding labor issues and actions taken throughout the Group.

Labor and Human Rights Management Policy and Compliance Requirements


TAIYO YUDEN Group regularly conducts training on labor and human rights such as prohibition of child labor/forced labor and prohibition of discriminations and inhumane treatments in order to deepen the understanding of human rights/appropriate labor for each employee.

Continuing from last year, we carried out regular training (including prevention of harassment) by e-learning for employees at domestic sites (4,847 participants, 92.3% attendance rate), and the training materials (including English version) was shared with all sites in FY2020.

Labor Management

TAIYO YUDEN Group complies with the working hours, holidays, and vacations stipulated by laws and regulations applicable to each site, and understands the working conditions required by the RBA Code of Conduct etc. and strives for compliance.

Working hour is precisely controlled with highly-reliable system, and by observing the laws and regulations regarding minimum wage and equal wage for men and women in each country or region, fair remuneration is paid based on working accomplishment. In addition, taking into consideration the burden on employees and their families, TAIYO YUDEN Group encourage employees to take paid leave, childcare leave, nursing care leave, and other types of leave, while working to prevent overwork and reduce overtime hours.

(*) Please refer to Employee Data (TAIYO YUDEN)  for the information of taking-child-care-leave status.

Communication with Employees

In TAIYO YUDEN Group, for proceeding company activities, with the purpose of maintaining mutual relationships between employees and company, the opportunities for communications with employees in order to exchange opinions.

TAIYO YUDEN is striving for improvement with the labor union to have work-site life with ease based on the fundamental policy of "job satisfaction/motivation in life/easier living."
In case of making important changes to the business, the labor union consultations take place at "Central Labor-Management Council" and consultations about working conditions and work environment are conducted at "Labor-Management Exploratory Committee" in order to achieve the common goal of permanent advancement in the company. Also, the labor unions and the company have concluded a collective agreement stipulating health and safety matters, and have been discussing and examining issues. In case of collective bargaining, both TAIYO YUDEN and the labor union are observing the articles regarding notification term and consultation or negotiation, and practicing the articles by respecting the others mutually with honesty and peace.

Labor Union in TAIYO YUDEN
Union members: 2,538
Labor Union participating rate for all employees: 89.5% (As of the end of FY2020)