Basic Approach

To appropriately manage human rights risks, such as unfair discrimination or harassment, poor working environments, unfair wages, excessive work, slave labor, forced labor, and child labor, we established the Nihon Kohden Group Human Rights Policy and Human Rights Policy Rules in December 2020. We also aim to foster a corporate culture of pride in contributing to healthcare, one of our key material issues for sustainability. As part of these efforts, in order to conduct corporate activities with greater consideration for human rights risks in accordance with the Human Rights Policy, we have worked to implement human rights due diligence and build a structure for its implementation. The newly established Human Rights Due Diligence Implementation Project has conducted a human rights risk assessment questionnaire within the Company and for our suppliers. Based on the results of the FY2022 questionnaire, we conducted a human rights risk assessment considering the impact on management of human rights issues and identified key human rights issues and human rights risks. As a result of the assessment of the impact of human rights issues, we will periodically reevaluate the important human rights issues identified to prevent or mitigate negative impacts.