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Labor and Human Rights
Management Approach

Important Issues from a Labor and Human Rights Perspective

Respecting human rights is fundamental to Canon’s corporate philosophy “kyosei”. For example, in order for Canon to develop its business activities globally and realize sustainable growth, it is important to respect the human rights of each employee and to create a workplace environment that can maximize their abilities.

Based on this belief, Canon is carrying out various initiatives to address the five important issues presented below.

Hiring and Treatment of Human Resources

Canon is making efforts to make its workplaces more attractive in order to hire and retain talent to maximize their skills and abilities around the world. These efforts include providing fair and impartial treatment of personnel, comprehensive employee benefits, and support in achieving work-life balance.

Diversity

In a competitive global environment, Canon believes it is vital to mobilize human resources with diverse skills and talents and continually create new value. Canon actively encourages the fair hiring and promotion of employees, regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.

Assisting Talent and Self Development

Based on the strategy in Phase V of our Excellent Global Corporation Plan, Canon is cultivating globally competent human resources. We also support career development and foster experts in a variety of fields.

Supporting Occupational Safety and Health

At Canon, the safety and health of employees form the foundation of our business activities, and we established the principle of “health first” shortly after our founding. Based on these philosophies, labor and management work together to ensure the safety of workers and support their health through regularly planned initiatives. As a result, we have created an environment where employees can work with peace of mind.

Respecting Human Rights

Over its 80-year history, respect for the rights of others has been an integral part of Canon’s corporate culture. Across the Canon Group, we do our best to create workplaces that are free of all forms of discrimination and harassment and to prevent child labor and forced labor.

Related SDGs

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Reduce inequality within and among countries