Epson is serious about keeping all forms of discrimination and unfair practices out of its operations around the world. This stance is reflected in our participation in the United Nations Global Compact since 2004. In 2005 we documented policies that outline Epson's strong convictions in areas including respect for human rights, elimination of harassment, eradication of all forms of discrimination, respect for local culture and customs, prohibition of child and forced labor, and maintenance of positive labor relations.
We have set up services that employees can use to report or consult on abuses of any kind. These services include such things as an harassment hotline, employee counseling service, and Epson helpline. Epson also strives to prevent fraud and other forms of misconduct in a number of ways, including by periodically sharing information with all employees about incidents and by raising awareness with bulletins on the intranet.
Anti-Power Harassment Training
Epson maintains a harassment hotline to respond to employees' harassment concerns. In response to an increase in the number of employees reporting instances of power harassment, we rolled out anti-power harassment training seminars to Epson Group companies as a way to prevent harassment. In the 2015 fiscal year, all members of senior and middle management in Epson Group companies in Japan participated in the training. This fiscal year we plan to provide the training to junior management.