1. Commitment to Human Rights
At Mercari Group (including Mercari, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries in Japan), we are guided by the ideals described in our Inclusion & Diversity Statement, which serves as a moral compass for how we conduct business. Based on these ideals, Mercari Group commits to respecting the human rights of all people working at our organization, from executives to employees (including part-time and temporary employees), as well as subcontracted and outsourced partners. We will maintain a working environment without discrimination or inequality of opportunity based on factors such as (though not limited to) gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion or creed, neurological characteristics, physical ability, ethnicity, nationality, race, or age. This commitment is guided by the principles set forth in the International Bill of Human Rights and ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
This Basic Human Rights Policy applies to all aspects of employment such as recruitment, compensation (including base pay, bonuses, other cash benefits, and incentives such as stock options), promotion, appointments, transfers, as well as career development. We expect all of our business partners to, as long as reasonably achievable, uphold the same standards with regard to human rights as we do.
Management of Working Hours and Compensation
We stipulate appropriate working hours, break time, overtime hours, late-night work, days off, and vacation in accordance with the Labor Standards Act and other applicable Japanese laws. In order to prevent long working hours, we also visualize and carefully manage employee workload and working hours.
In addition to complying with wage laws (including laws that stipulate minimum wages), we regularly review our compensation practices and have systems in place to correct pay gaps and ensure equal pay for equivalent work regardless of employment status, gender, or other individual characteristics.
Prohibition of Harassment and Discrimination
We expect all executives and employees within Mercari Group to respect all human rights, and we do not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment, or unfair treatment※1 based on individual characteristics.
We take continuous measures and provide regular training to employees to prevent discrimination and harassment. If any employee believes that someone is violating this Basic Human Rights Policy or the law, they are asked to report immediately to their manager, to the People & Culture department (HR), or our official internal/external contacts in accordance with our Internal Whistleblowing System.
*1: Includes discrimination based on marital status, sexual harassment, maternity harassment, power harassment, sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) harassment, and any other type of harassment or discrimination.
Employee Health and Safety
We care about the health and safety of our employees, and we take appropriate measures to address health risks and help employees maintain their physical and mental well-being. We comply with health and safety laws and regulations and strive to create a safe and healthy working environment for everyone to be able to perform at their best.
Mercari Group’s People & Culture organization is responsible for promoting and communicating this policy among executives, employees, and stakeholders, and for actively conducting internal awareness training on discrimination and human rights. Additionally, the Inclusion & Diversity Team is in charge of monitoring this policy and promoting initiatives focused on human rights.
Information regarding gender pay gap and human capital is made available yearly in Mercari Group’s Impact Report.
5. Establishment and Revision of This Policy
Enacted on June 28, 2023, upon approval from the Senior Executive Committee.