Respect of Human Rights

Policy and Concept

The Tokyo Tatemono Group respects the basic human rights as outlined in the Constitution of Japan and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, upholds international labor standards advocated by the International Labor Organization (ILO), and affirms its respect for the individuality and beliefs of each person in the Compliance Charter.
We formulated the Tokyo Tatemono Group Compliance Manual to ensure the Compliance Charter is put into practice, which defines compliance as a code of conduct related to the respect of human rights, the restriction of acts of discrimination and harassment based on race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, appearance, ability or disability, educational background or social status, or origins, and the guarantee of a work-friendly work environment. In addition to the Minimum Wage Act, we will adhere to various labor laws and vow to pay a wage higher than minimum wage to our employees.

From the Compliance Charter

  • We respect the personalities and values of each other and maintain a comfortable working environment.

From the Compliance Manual

  • <Compliance Item>10.
    Respect for Human Rights/ Restriction of Discrimination and Harassment

System

We established the Internal Control Committee to discuss general internal control risk, including compliance of the Tokyo Tatemono Group, to promote human rights and other compliance issues.
The Internal Control Committee supervises the Group compliance activities.

We also understand the flow to promote solutions to social human rights issues, including SGDs. Therefore, we established the human Rights Education and Promotion Committee by fundamentally restructuring the conventional Anti-Discrimination Promotion Committee in January 2019.
To establish a corporate body for the respect of human rights, the committee made up of committee members each appointed by the President plans, executes and verifies the educational programs and training workshops related to human rights issues.

Human Rights Education and Promotion System

Human Rights Initiatives

The Tokyo Tatemono Group defines the restriction of acts of discrimination and harassment as well as the guarantee of a work-friendly environment as part of the Compliance Manual, which is a code of conduct to put into practice the Compliance Charter.
We fully raise awareness about compliance by distributing the Compliance Manual to employees and posting it at offices.
Furthermore, we are conducting the proper compliance training for employees and management every year that encompasses human rights.
We are also preventing and quickly resolving harassment and other issues through the Tokyo Tatemono Group Helpline, which is a common consultation and reporting window throughout the Group, and Compliance Surveys while also taking the appropriate response to the consultations and reports we receive on the helpline and the survey results.
Please see the pages below for specific initiatives.

Responding to Human Rights and Discrimination Issues

Developers are susceptible to discrimination due to the nature of the real estate business. The Tokyo Tatemono Group correctly understands issues related to human rights and discrimination, and continually holds training to handle these problems in its business activities. In 2018, 50 primarily first and second-year Group employees participated in training led by an instructor from the Tokyo Metropolitan Human Rights Promotion Center.
Furthermore, we appointed the general manager of human resources as the person who promotes honest recruitment and human rights enlightenment to prevent any human rights issues, including discrimination, in its recruitment activities.

TOPICSParticipating in the Construction and Real Estate Human Rights Due Diligence Study Group

In September 2018, Tokyo Tatemono participated in the Human Rights Due Diligence Study Group launched by eight construction and real estate firms (Mitsubishi Estate, NTT Urban Development, Tokyu Fudosan Holdings, Tokyo Tatemono, Nomura Real Estate Holdings, Obayashi Corporation, Shimizu Corporation, and Taisei Corporation) at the request of Mitsubishi Estate.
This study group identifies the impact on human rights and conducts surveys and research on subjects such as countermeasures to fulfill the responsibility of companies to "avoid infringing on the human rights of others and address adverse human rights impacts with which they are involved" required by the United Nations Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights.
We learn from experts on human rights, such as international human rights standards and human rights initiatives expected of corporations, exchange information with NGOs and other outside experts and conduct research on methods to identify and specifically address actual human rights risks.