Human Trafficking Prevention and Compliance Program Policy - Version 1
Kyocera International, Inc. (KII) prohibits human trafficking in persons or doing business with third parties who traffic persons. We believe acts of force, fraud or coercion of persons is unethical and not in alignment with Kyocera Philosophy. Prohibited Activities The following trafficking-in-person activities and trafficking-related activities are prohibited:
- The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery.
- Use of forced labor (as that term is defined in the law).
- Denying access of an employee to their identity or immigration documents such as passport or driver's license.
- Recruiting employees using fraud or misrepresentations about key terms of employment, including wages and fringe benefits, location of work, living conditions, housing and associated costs, costs to be charged to the employee, hazardous nature of the work.
- Using recruiters that do not comply with local labor laws of the country in which the recruitment takes place.
- Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age.
- Failure to provide return transportation or pay for the cost of return transportation upon the end of employment.
- Procurement of commercial sex acts during the period of performance of a U.S. government contract.
- Charging employees recruitment fees.
This applies to an employee(s) who is not a national of the country in which the work is taking place and who was brought into that country for the purpose of working on a U.S. Government contract or subcontract performed outside the U.S.; or an employee who is not a U.S. national and who was brought into the U.S. for the purpose of working on a U.S. Government contract or subcontract and payment of return transportation costs are required under existing temporary worker programs or pursuant to a written agreement with the employee.
This does not apply to employee(s) legally permitted to remain in the country of employment and who choose to do so; or employees exempted by an authorized official of the U.S. Government contracting agency.
- Providing housing that does not meet host country housing and safety standards.
- If required by law, failing to provide an employment contract, recruitment contract orother required work document in writing. If required, such written document shall be in a language the employee understands.
- If a written document is required, and if the employee must relocate to perform the work, the work document shall be provided to the employee at least 5 days prior to the employee relocating.
- If required, the employee's work document shall include, but is not limited to, details about their:
- Work description
- Prohibition on charging recruitment fees
- Work location(s)
- Living accommodations and associated costs
- Time off
- Roundtrip transportation arrangements
- Grievance process
- Content of applicable laws
- Regulations that prohibit trafficking in persons
Procedures for Contractors and Subcontractors
For any business related to a U.S. Government contract, Kyocera contractors and subcontractors will be required to contractually commit to adhere to this policy. In such a case, a Prohibition of Human Trafficking clause shall be a required term of any written agreement between Kyocera and a contractor or subcontractor.
Human Trafficking Compliance Plan
- Kyocera's Human Resource policies provide the basis of Kyocera's Trafficking Compliance Plan.
- Kyocera will inform its employees about the U.S. Government's policy prohibiting trafficking related activities.
- Kyocera will inform its employees about the U.S. Government's human trafficking awareness training at http://www.state.gov/j/tip/index.htm.
- Kyocera will inform its employees that a violation of this policy can result in disciplinary action up to, and including, termination of employment.
- In addition to current reporting methods, Kyocera employees may report violations of this policy to the U.S. Government Global Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-844-888-FREE .