No One Prospers Without Rendering Benefit to Others

With the “Cycle of Goodness®” philosophy as our foundation, the YKK Group promotes the development of systems and the creation of environments that enable every employee to fully exhibit strengths in his or her entrusted role, are consistent with his or her individual abilities and goals regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other bases prohibited by federal, state or local statute. YKK is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In addition to enabling all employees to fully exhibit their strengths, the YKK Group believes that having a diverse workforce results in a friendly, advantageous social environment in which every employee can play an active role in contributing to the development of the company.

Human Rights

The YKK Group engages in business activities that respect human rights. Furthermore, on the basis of its personnel principle, YKK also promotes the creation of workplaces that are friendly to all persons involved in its business on the basis of its Human Rights Policy Statement.

The Basic Concept

The YKK Group adopted a Human Rights Policy Statement and conducts business activities that respect human rights.

YKK Group Human Rights Policy Statement

1. Equal Opportunity and the Prohibition of Discrimination
Based on the concept of “fairness,” the YKK Group respects the human rights, individuality and personal character of its stakeholders in all countries and regions of operation. YKK does not condone discrimination, harassment or other acts that disregard human rights. YKK promotes fair business activities by prohibiting the violation of human rights and by taking appropriate action should an infringement occur.
2. Respect for Basic Labor Rights
The YKK Group respects basic labor rights in all countries and regions of operation, including freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.
3. Respect for Employment Practices in Countries and Regions of Operation
The YKK Group respects the laws, regulations and employment practices of all countries and regions of operation. It also prohibits the use of child labor and forced labor.

Measures Relating to Employees

To instill the Human Rights Policy Statement throughout the entire YKK Group, the content and purport of the Statement is shared with YKK Group employees (all domestic Group employees and some overseas managers) and comprehensive understanding is ensured through regional personnel staff at international managers’ conferences and similar events. We are also creating governance structures for human rights and labor practices.

Labor Practices

For more information on our labor practices, including our diversity and human resource development initiatives, click here.