The ANA Group values communication with its stakeholders and work to advance initiatives that respect human rights.
Contributions to SDGs
The ANA Group has been working to ensure human rights in accordance with the global standards provided in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. In April 2016, we established the ANA Group Policy on Human Rights. We based this policy on the International Bill of Human Rights (the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the two International Covenants),the International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We also encourage our contractors and suppliers to adopt similar policies.
We will continue human rights initiatives, recognizing that respect for human rights lies at the very foundations of the philosophy of the SDGs .
Policies and Structure for Human Rights
ANA Group Policy of Human Rights
In April 2016, the ANA Group inaugurated the ANA Group Policy on Human Rights, based on internationally recognized human rights as set out in the International Bill of Human Rights (the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the two International Covenants), the International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the UN Global Compact's Ten Principles, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
The ANA Group, moreover, encourages its contractors and suppliers to support the Policy, and to adopt similar policies.
Modern Slavery Statements
Each year the ANA Group issues the ANA Group Modern Slavery Statement in accordance with the United Kingdom's Modern Slavery Act 2015. We will, moreover, ensure proper reporting under the Modern Slavery Act that came into effect in January 2019 in Australia.
ANA Group's Social Responsibility Guidelines
The ANA Group has laid down the Social Responsibility Guidelines as a code of conduct for all executives and employees of the ANA Group. In the section titled "We will respect human rights and diversity," the Guidelines specify "compliance with the International Covenants on Human Rights and other international human rights standards, as well as relevant laws, regulations, and social norms," and disavow "child labor and forced labor within the Group" and "transaction with any company engaging in such labor."
Social Responsibility Guidelines
We respect human rights and diversity.
- We ensure human rights are respected at all times as we engage in ANA Group corporate activities.
- We respect the cultures, customs, history, values and social norms of each country and region and remain conscious of the views of concerned parties in our actions.
- We respect the individuality of our colleagues and the diversity of our teams and organizations, and cooperate to create a sound and positive workplace environment free from harassment of any kind.
ANA Group's Purchasing Policy
The ANA Group has published its Purchasing Policy, consisting of the Basic Policies, Purchasing Principles, and Supplier Management Policy. It requires suppliers to respect and comply with international norms in human rights and labor, including prohibition of child labor and forced labor. The Policy, moreover, is used as a benchmark in the selection of business partners as well as a tool for periodic post-selection monitoring. Through these measures, the ANA Group works actively to gain the understanding and cooperation of partner firms.
Issuing the Human Rights Report
The ANA Group issued our first Human Rights Report in Japan in 2018, aiming to promote communication with stakeholders through active dissemination of our initiatives to respect human rights. The Group has continued to issue these reports annually since then.
Flowchart of Aviation Services of the ANA Group
Structure for Human Rights
The Chief ESG Promotion Officer (CEPO) is responsible for the ANA Group's activities related to human rights. To promote the activities across the ANA Group, each Group company is assigned the ESG Promotion Officer (EPO, responsible for promoting ESG management), and each Group company and department is assigned the ESG Promotion Leaders (EPLs, leaders in promoting ESG management).
In accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the ANA Group has established a management system and cycle, as described below, to ensure human rights are respected.