This statement is made on behalf of Audio-Technica Corporation (hereinafter "Audio-Technica"), a company incorporated in Japan, and its affiliated companies including Audio-Technica Limited, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom, with regards to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (hereinafter “the Act”) which requires organizations to be transparent about their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chain.
We, Audio-Technica, are an audio manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and develop and provide a broad range of audio products, including microphones, headphones, wireless microphone systems, wireless monitor systems, phonograph cartridges, turntables and more. For these business activities, we are provided, by our supply chains, with component materials of audio products.
We support and respect internationally-declared human rights protections and strive to fulfil its social responsibilities. Therefore, we never tolerate any forms of modern slavery such as servitude, forced and compulsory labour, bonded and child labour, sexual exploitation, human trafficking and related forms of workplace abuse.
As a globally recognized brand we are committed to ethical working practices and responsible business practices worldwide. We are continuously working to improve our practices and to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships. In addition, we expect and require the same from our suppliers, contractors and other business partners.
As part of our commitment to improving our practices and to acting ethically we are committed to:
We ensure compliance regarding the Act by implementing and verifying the following during the period of April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018 (also partially including activities made on and after April 1, 2018):
We will continue our efforts necessary to prevent slave labour and human trafficking by our supply chains. Besides the above measures, the Board of Directors have set targets for the forthcoming year which include the following:
I, Masuo Oyanagi, hereby certify that the information contained in the above Statement is Factual and has been approved by Audio-Technica Corporation’s Board of Directors on January 9, 2019.
January 9, 2019
Director, Member of the Board Audio-Technica Corporation