Based on the Mitsui Chemicals Group Action Guidelines and Mitsui Chemicals Group Human Rights Guidelines, we educate our employees on issues on discrimination and harassment through various trainings. To facilitate a deeper understanding of the basic principles of business and human rights, in FY2019, we introduced the "Business and Human Rights e-Learning" series published by the Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center and Amnesty International Japan (compulsory participation once every three years). A total of 13,538 employees, including those from domestic affiliates, participated in this program between FY2020 and FY2022. We plan to expand the scope of this program across the entire Group. In FY2022, as we updated our human rights policy, in order to help our officers better understand human rights, we invited a lawyer specializing in business and human rights to teach a workshop titled "International Trends in Business and Human Rights and the Responses Required of Japanese Companies.” We distributed the video of this lecture to the Group’s division heads and others.
The Group’s employee rules stipulate that if an employee is found to have engaged in harassment (sexual harassment, abuse of authority, pregnancy discrimination, etc.) or discrimination that offends the dignity or character of an individual, the employee may be reprimanded, suspended from work, placed on disciplinary leave, or dismissed on disciplinary grounds, depending on the circumstances of the case.