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JAC Group Human Rights Policy

JAC Group (JAC Recruitment Co., Ltd. and its consolidated subsidiaries. Hereinafter referred to as 'the Group'.) sees its mission to connect people, companies, the economy, and society through its recruitment business and to continue to contribute to their growth.

At the centre of economy and society is 'people', and every business is always created with the involvement of 'people'. As a company that understands the importance of 'people' as the basis of its all businesses, it is our mission to understand the importance of valuing human rights.

As a global company with a diverse workforce, the Group embraces diversity, respects different values, does not tolerate discrimination or harassment, and strives to protect the dignity of all people, not only our Group employees but also our stakeholders, and ensure that human rights are not violated as it is our company’s strong policy.

We have established a human rights policy and are committed to promoting the work that is rewarding and humane for people with diverse values through our business activities, so that we can work towards a society where all people can live vibrantly.

Commitment to respecting human rights

The Group respects the human rights of all those involved in the Group's business activities, including the Group's directors and employees and the companies and individuals whosever use the Group's services.

The Group is committed to upholding the human rights expressed in the International Bill of Human Rights and ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and promotes the empowerment and social, economic and political inclusion of all people, particularly without regard to nationality, race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, economic status or other circumstances, and does not tolerate any forced labour, human trafficking, child labour, discrimination, harassment, poor working conditions, bullying or unfair treatment.

We comply with the relevant laws and regulations, and cooperate with the relevant authorities of the countries and regions in which we operate. Where local legislation is more stringent than our policies, local requirements will apply in addition to the policies.

• Where local legislation may conflict with the commitments contained in our policies, we will comply with the law but seek to raise awareness of human rights within our spheres of influence.

• Where local legislation is less stringent than our policies, we will adhere to the commitments set out in our policies.

We are also mindful of the potential for negative as well as positive impacts generated by the Group's business activities and aim to create a working environment where all people can work safely, securely, and continuously with respect for human rights, without being placed in a disadvantaged position or environment.

Scope of application

This Policy applies to all directors and employees of the Group (including temporary staff, etc.). The Group also expects its business partners, such as client companies, subcontractors and suppliers of various services and equipment involved in the Group's business activities, to have high ethical standards and to operate in a legally compliant and professional manner and to understand and comply with this policy.

Respecting human rights

The Group recognises that taking action on human rights issues related to its business activities is an important element of its responsibility to respect human rights and is committed to building and strengthening mechanisms to fulfil its responsibility to respect human rights.

● Equal Opportunities
We respect the rights of individuals to ensure that equal opportunities are provided to all those involved in our business, including the Group's directors and employees (including temporary and other staff) and the companies and individuals who use the Group's services.

● Discrimination and harassment
We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind, including nationality, race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or disability, nor do we tolerate socially unacceptable language, inappropriate behaviour or harassment.

● Protection and management of personal data
In accordance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and related laws and regulations, as well as the 'Personal Information Protection Management Policy', we take great care to manage the personal information of our clients, users, business partners, employees and all other parties involved in our business to ensure that personal privacy is not infringed, and we do not use it for any purpose other than the original purpose in which it was acquired.

● Ensuring health and safety
For us to be a meaningful intervenor in the growth of companies and individuals through our recruitment services, we must first be healthy ourselves, both physically and mentally, and be able to act with a sense of calmness at all times. We are committed to ensuring health in the workplace (occupational health) and maintaining a safe and secure environment on an ongoing basis.

● Prohibition of forced labour, child labour and human trafficking
We do not tolerate any form of forced labour, child labour, human trafficking or other forms of modern slavery and related activities.

● Payment of adequate wages and proper working time management
We comply with the laws and regulations applicable in the countries and regions in which we operate and implement proper wage payment and appropriate working time management.

Organisation to promote the policy

The responsibility for supervising respect for human rights lies with the Head of Administration, while the Compliance Office plays a central role in promoting respect for human rights initiatives in cooperation with the relevant departments of the Group companies.

The Compliance Office regularly collects information on the status of respect for human rights initiatives, compiles the latest information and reports it to the Chairman, CEO, and Managing Director through the Head of Administration. The Chairman, CEO, and Managing Director reports these to the Board of Directors, which regularly supervises this process and gives instructions for action where necessary.

Corresponding contact

To ensure transparency and responsible handling of matters in dialogue of any harassment of company with stakeholders, the Group has established contact points for internal and external stakeholders to consult and report any violations or breaches of the human rights policy. If negative consequences are identified through contact with the contact point, the Group will immediately take appropriate remedial and corrective measures.

1) Internal reporting contact
The company has established a Harassment Consultation Service and an Internal Reporting Service, both internally and externally, which are available to employees, and accepts reports and inquiries concerning acts in breach of laws, regulations and company rules, as well as human rights issues, including harassment. The privacy of those who consult and report is thoroughly protected to ensure that those who report are not subjected to any detriment.

2) Consultation services for all stakeholders
A contact point for public consultation and reporting on human rights is clearly indicated on the corporate website as a public contact point.

Dissemination and education on human rights policy

In order to promote understanding and embedding of the human rights policy, education and awareness-raising on respect for human rights is provided to directors and employees on an ongoing basis.

Disclosure of information

The Group discloses the status of its efforts to respect human rights on its website and in its integrated reports.

April 1, 2024
JAC Recruitment Co., Ltd.
Chairman, CEO, and Managing Director
Hiromi Tazaki

This policy was approved by the Board of Directors of JAC Recruitment Co., Ltd. on 13th March 2024.

JAC Group releases its “My Declaration of Human Rights”

JAC Group has released its “My Declaration of Human Rights” vowing to respect human rights to help achieve a society in which everyone shows respect for human rights, in alignment with the aims of the My Declaration of Human Rights project promoted by Japan’s Ministry of Justice.


The My Declaration of Human Rights project serves as an initiative that aims to achieve a society in which everyone respects human rights. Initiated based on the Japanese government’s National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (2020-2025) (NAP), the project involves having companies, organizations and individuals prepare a “My Declaration of Human Rights” expressing their commitment to taking action that ensures respect for human rights.

The notion of “fairness” has been a key component of the JAC Group’s Philosophy & Policy management philosophy since its inception, thereby culminating in a corporate culture whereby each and every employee is properly recognized and appropriately assessed on an individual basis. As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we engage in a company-wide project that involves empowering female employees, raising awareness and understanding of the LGBTQ+ community among our employees. We intend to redouble our efforts in carrying out the project going forward.

In addition, JAC Group has narrowed its focus among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to those that are closely related to its operations with respect to its main business of recruitment services. Of the 17 SDGs, we find that “Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth” and “Goal 10: Reduced inequality” consist of targets particularly worthy of our focus. The first of the two goals promotes decent work in terms of employment that is rewarding and humane. The second of the two goals seeks a society where all types of people are able to lead lives of vitality and equality.

We are mindful that the Group’s business activities may give rise to both negative and positive outcomes. As such, we aim to create working environments in which everyone is able to consistently work safely and with peace of mind in surroundings that ensure respect for human rights, without being placed in disadvantageous positions or environments.

As a global company with a diverse workforce, JAC Group will remain committed to its aim of helping to achieve a sustainable society in which everyone including its employees and stakeholders are able to enjoy affluent lives.

The Ministry of Justice’s special website for the “My Declaration of Human Rights” (Japanese) 別ウィンドウで開く