Measures to Prevent Harassment
The Yamaha Group Compliance Code of Conduct prohibits any language, behavior, or unfair discrimination that could be construed as sexual harassment or other impropriety.
In an effort to prevent sexual harassment and other forms of harassment in the workplace, Yamaha has distributed the Code of Conduct in the form of a booklet to all employees, as well as clarifying and making all employees aware of the consequences for failure to comply with company rules and regulations relating to harassment. We also work to thoroughly prevent harassment through workplace meetings and management training to better educate employees about the issues involved.
In addition, we set up a sexual harassment counseling desk as well as a helpline that deals with requests for advice and notifications concerning compliance issues in general from both in and outside the Company. Every effort is made to respond promptly and to solve any problems that are brought up through these channels. Details of both the counseling desk and helpline are outlined in the Compliance Code of Conduct. Working to further promote awareness, details are also introduced in internal newsletters and magazines.
The problem of harassment in the workplace became recognized as an important issue in Japan. In 2011, the Group revised the article of Compliance Code of Conduct regarding harassment, stressing the need to prohibit different forms of harassment, in addition to sexual harassment. We worked to spread awareness of the issues involved by adding a detailed explanation in a brochure for employees outlining the Code of Conduct as well as through workplace meetings and management training.
Going forward, the Yamaha Group remains committed to establishing a workplace environment that is completely free of any gender bias or human rights infringement and that enables employees to fully utilize their skills.