At NTT, we recognize that respect for human rights represents an important social responsibility of all companies, especially for NTT which is aggressively expanding its operations globally under the medium-term management strategy Towards the Next Stage 2.0. This is why we believe it is necessary more than ever before to raise human rights awareness and reinforce human rights management among everyone involved in NTT Group’s value chain.
As a company that is actively growing on the global stage, NTT Group recognizes that respecting the human rights of employees and all stakeholders is part of its corporate social responsibility and established the NTT Group’s Human Rights Charter in 2014 to express this principle. This charter clearly defines the human rights to be respected as internationally recognized human rights, and we understand those stipulated under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Bill of Human Rights*, and under the eight core principles of the ILO Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, are the minimum standards that require compliance. As a method of managing respect for human rights, we have adopted the approaches of the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and ISO 26000. Moreover, we have separately laid out Basic Policies on Human Rights based on the charter in the effort to solve various human rights issues.
We believe it is important for the entire NTT Group to instill the understanding of respect for global human rights and undertake business activities with a full awareness of human rights. Toward this end, we are working to heighten human rights awareness across NTT Group and reinforce human rights management, including conducting human rights due diligence, training on human rights issues, and establishing and operating contact points for human rights.
* The International Bill of Human Rights: The name adopted at the UN General Assembly for the two international treaties established by the United Nations, which are the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
We recognize that the respect for human rights is a corporate responsibility and aim to create a safe, secure and rich social environment by fulfilling its responsibility.
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, hereunder NTT, believes that human rights is an important issue, and recognizes the fact that making efforts towards promotion of and respect towards human rights is a social responsibility that all companies should discharge. NTT aims to build up corporate culture that respects human rights in order to build a safe secure and enriched society.