The Nomura Real Estate Group conducts business while respecting the dignity and fundamental human rights of all stakeholders including employees. In addition to complying with the laws and regulations of all countries in which we conduct business activities, we strive to engage in business while supporting and respecting international norms on human rights including the International Bill of Human Rights, which sets forth common standards to be achieved by all people, the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of the International Labor Organization (ILO), which specifies fundamental rights in labor (the freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, prohibition of compulsory labor, effective elimination of child labor, and elimination of discrimination in hiring and employment), and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
The Nomura Real Estate Holdings executive vice president and Group COO has been put in charge of this issue for the Group and carries out measures regarding respect for human rights.
In addition, the CSR Committee, which comprises Nomura Real Estate Holdings and Group company directors and others and is chaired by the Nomura Real Estate Holdings executive vice president, deliberates on and decides related policies and action plans.
Starting in fiscal 2018, targets were set regarding respect for human rights, and the Committee is monitoring progress.
Nomura Real Estate Holdings participates in the Human Rights Due Diligence Study Group, which is made up of three general contractors, which are suppliers to the Group, and five real estate developers (including Nomura Real Estate Holdings).
The group was established to fulfill the responsibility of companies to “avoid infringing on the human rights of others and address adverse human rights impacts with which they are involved” required by the Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights. The group plans to exchange information with experts from NGOs and other organizations, study international human rights standards and the human rights initiatives expected of business enterprises, and conduct surveys and researches on methods of identifying and addressing impacts on human rights.
The Group conducts human rights training to disseminate its thinking on respect for human rights.
The Group set up the Nomura Real Estate Group Human Rights Desk as a point of contact for consultation on human rights issues and the Sexual and Power Harassment Hotline as an external point of contact for consultations on issues of harassment, and the Group takes appropriate action with regard to these issues.
In fiscal 2017, there were 42 consultation matters relating to human rights.
To deepen understanding on human rights, the Group makes use of opportunities such as rank-specific training to conduct human rights education.The human rights training conducted in fiscal 2017 is described below. A total of 2,467 persons participated in this training.
In addition, the Harassment Prevention Guide is distributed to all employees to inform personnel about the prohibition of discrimination and harassment and other matters.The Guide contains provisions requesting understanding of and consideration for LGBT individuals.
* LGBT: An initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. A general term for sexual minorities.
In fiscal 2017, human rights training was conducted a total of 12 times throughout the Group, with 5,877 persons attending.
|Training Type||Target Participants||Participation Rate
|Human rights topics covered|
|Group training for new employees||New employees||100% (268/268 persons)||Solving assimilation problems|
|Group-wide training for newly-appointed Group managers||Newly-appointed managers||98% (148/151 persons)||Solving assimilation problems|
|Nomura Real Estate Development|
|Human Rights Training||Management positions||83% (273/327 persons)||Solving assimilation problems|
|Human Rights Training||Management positions||83% (273/327 persons)||Understanding of and consideration for LGBT individuals|
|Human Rights Training||Newly-appointed leaders||94% (58/62 persons)||Understanding of and consideration for LGBT individuals|
|Human Rights Training||New employees||100% (58/58 persons)||Preventing harassment|
|Nomura Real Estate Life & Sports|
|Human Rights Training||Newly-hired recent graduates||100% (21/21 persons)||Preventing harassment|
|Human Rights Training||Newly-appointed managers||95% (18/19 persons)||Preventing harassment|
|Human Rights Training||All employees and part-time workers||94% (1,642/1,738 persons)||Preventing harassment|
|Human Rights Training||All employees and part-time workers||97% (1,736/1,789 persons)||Preventing harassment|
|Nomura Real Estate Amenity Service|
|Human Rights Training||Employees and temporary personnel||85% (60/71 persons)||Preventing power harassment|
|Human Rights Training||Cleaning staff||100% (1,322/1,322 persons)||General human rights and preventing harassment|