Human Rights Policy

We, the Nitori Group, are committed to the mission (aspiration), “To enrich the homes of people all over the world.” Respect for human rights is the foundation upon which the Nitori Group can earn the trust of its stakeholders and take steps to achieve the mission.
The Nitori Group Code of Conduct clearly states that we never violate human rights, and clarifies its basic stance of respecting the human rights of all people involved in the Nitori Group.
This policy is a concrete expression of respect for human rights based on the Nitori Group Code of Conduct. We have established this policy to prohibit human rights violations and acts that lead to discrimination and harassment, and to demonstrate that respect for human rights in our daily activities is the foundation of the Group's business activities and is essential for sustainable growth.

1.Scope of application

This Policy applies to all officers and employees of the Nitori Group (hereinafter referred to as "officers and employees"). We also ask our business partners to understand and comply with this policy.

2.Support and respect for international principles

We support and respect international human rights norms such as the United Nations “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” and “the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights”, as well as the International Labour Organization (ILO) “Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.”

3.Respect for diversity

We respect diverse values and recognize each other's differences and values so that each individual can make the most of his or her abilities.

4.Prohibition of discrimination

We will not engage in or encourage discriminatory evaluations or human rights violations with respect to race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy status, nationality, social status, age, place of origin, family history, physical or mental disability, military service, or individuality or characteristic protected by other laws and regulations or rules of each country or region.

5.Prohibition of Harassment

We prohibit all forms of harassment, including mental and physical abuse and sexual harassment.

6.Promotion of workplace safety and health

We comply with work safety and sanitation laws and regulations, and strive to create and improve a healthy, safe and hygienic work environment for our employees.

7.Ensuring appropriate working hours and wages

We comply with local laws and regulations set forth in each country and region relating to working hours, wages, overtime work and allowances.

8.Prohibition of child labor

We prohibit the labor of children who have not reached the working age stipulated by the laws and regulations of each country and region.

9.Prohibition of forced labor

We prohibit all forms of forced labor, including slave labor, debt labor and slave bondage by debt.

10.Respect for freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining

We respect the right to freely associate or not to associate, and the right to collective bargaining, in accordance with laws and regulations.

11.Whistleblower system (Complaint handling mechanism)

We maintain a contact point where employees, business partners and all parties concerned can consult and report on human rights and labor issues. In addition, we strictly ensure the confidentiality of all information related to consultation and reporting, and prohibit disadvantageous handling to the reporting party and persons cooperating in investigations.

12.System to prevent human rights violations

The compliance managers of each of the Nitori Group’s business divisions, administrative divisions, and domestic and overseas group companies shall develop and operate the relevant rules and internal procedures (hereinafter referred to as “related regulations, etc. ") in their respective organizations. In addition, we conduct education and awareness-raising activities for officers and employees.

13.Human rights due diligence

The Nitori Group establish a system of human rights due diligence to fulfill its commitment of respect for human rights. We identify the negative impact of our business activities on human rights and work to prevent and mitigate such impacts.


The Nitori Group will promote the dissemination of this policy to its officers and employees and external stakeholders and actively promote human rights awareness activities.

15.Responsibilities of officers and employees, etc.

  1. Officers and employees, etc. must understand and comply with this policy and related regulations.
  2. Officers and employees shall avoid any act that violates or may violate this policy. Any occurrence or suspicion of a violation of this policy, or the possibility of such a violation occurring in the future, shall be promptly reported in appropriate manner in accordance with the prescribed procedures.

16.Violation of this policy

  1. Officers and employees who violate this policy and related regulations are subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the related regulations.
  2. We will also take appropriate action against our business partners in the event of any violation of this policy.

Enacted on October 6, 2022