Human Rights and Labor Practices: Material Issues

Material Issues for the AGC Group

The AGC Group has introduced a CSR Monitoring Framework based on ISO 26000. Accordingly, the Group provides information for stakeholders via its CSR Website and other means, reporting on its targets and results in connection with the material issues specified in the Matrix of CSR Issues designated in this monitoring framework, namely “Issues for which a framework is to be developed and a commitment made to society”.

The AGC Group has examined the materiality of each issue by corresponding to Related Actions and Expectations of ISO 26000, and designated selected material issues to correspond to the ISO 26000 core subjects of Human Rights and Labor Practices. The reasons for selecting these material issues are as follows.

Material Issues Corresponding to the ISO 26000 Core Subjects of Human Rights and Labor Practices

Issue Related actions and expectations
Conditions of work and social protection
  • Confirm the compliance of work condition with national laws and regulations and international labor standards
  • Comply with any obligation concerning the provision of protection for workers in the country of operation
  • Comply with the working hours established in laws or regulations

Reasons for Selection of Material Issues

Company employees expect a working environment that fully values their health and safety, and also request that regulations concerning working conditions and employee protection are observed.

The AGC Group operates in approximately 30 countries and regions. The Group complies with all local labor-related laws and regulations and is aware that promoting the creation of work environments in which employees can work with satisfaction and pride is important to its business activities.

Management Approach (Organizational Management Methods)

The AGC Group builds effective management systems and promotes efforts regarding material issues based on shared Group policies.

Related Policies, Rules and Regulations

Results of 2015 Activities

The following charts show the AGC Group’s 2015 results, self-evaluation, and 2016 targets in connection with its material issues. For detailed information on each activity and other initiatives related to Human Rights and Labor Practices, please refer to the respective Web pages (accessible via the links in the upper right).

Criteria for Self-evaluation

A: Satisfactory level, in which the intended target has been achieved
B: Almost satisfactory level, in which a part of the intended target has not yet been achieved and some issues still remain
C: Unsatisfactory level, in which the intended target has not been achieved

2015 targets 2015 major initiative results Self-
evaluation
2016 targets
Create a work environment where employees can work with satisfaction and pride   A Create a work environment where employees can work with satisfaction and pride
  • Establish and implement action plans for ES improvement activities at each workplace.
  • Continue to implement the award system while making improvements as a means to award jointly implemented best practices and efforts to create a work environment that recognizes and appraises achievements
  • Implemented ES improvement activities at each workplace. Specific examples are given on the CSR website.
  • Hosted the 2015 AGC Group CEO Awards, and presented 119 awards. Improved the award-related activities of the Group, with the first Gold Awards appearing in North America and Brazil, and the standardization of the award system across the Group
  • Conduct ES Survey in 2016, develop ES improvement activities based on the results
  • Continue to implement the award system while making improvements as a means to award jointly implemented best practices and efforts to create a work environment that recognizes and appraises achievements

Major Achievements in 2015

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