In recent years, the severity of human rights issues and demands for responses to them have increased due to the globalization of business and the expansion of supply chains. Having clarified its stance on further expanding its business globally under the New Medium-Term Business Plan—Shionogi Transformation Strategy 2030 (STS2030) —Shionogi is promoting initiatives while recognizing that it is important to respect human rights, not only as a responsibility that a company must fulfill but also when implementing management strategies.

To promote the prevention and reduction of human rights risk, in fiscal 2021 we will identify global human rights issues with the cooperation of an external expert on human rights*, while advancing our efforts toward building a human rights due diligence system.

 

* Businessperson Caux Round Table Japan (Global network of business leaders working to realize a fair, free and transparent society through sustainable and socially responsible business)