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November 10, 2021

Establishment of NTT Group Global Human Rights Policy

Tokyo, Japan - November 10, 2021 - NTT Corporation (NTT) is announcing the establishment of the NTT Group Global Human Rights Policy to promote respect for human rights among its employees and stakeholders globally. Along with the NTT Groups newly established NTT Sustainability Charter, we will contribute to creating a safe, secure, and sustainable society.

1. Background

NTT is committed to respecting global human rights and believes it is an important corporate social responsibility. The NTT Group will strive to correctly understand and recognize each country and region's laws, cultures, religions, and values. We aim to create a safe, secure, prosperous and sustainable society by fulfilling this responsibility. We will also replace NTT Group's existing Human Rights Charter with the new NTT Group Human Rights Policy. We will include the NTT Group's Human Rights Policy, the Environmental Vision, and the New Management Style in the new NTT Group Global Sustainability Charter.

2. Outline

(1) Addressing to International Norms

The NTT Group discloses its global human rights policies both internally and externally, in addition to meeting the requirements * of international laws and evaluation organizations.
(* International conventions and treaties adopted from a global perspective including "Universal Declaration of Human Rights")

(2) Addressing Critically Important Human Rights Issues

The NTT Group will identify critically important human rights issues and take action on these priority themes through the following:

①Promotion of "Diversity & Inclusion"
(Prohibition of discrimination, respect for freedom and rights, fairness in the workplace, economic disparities and poverty)

②Promotion of "Technology based on high ethical standards"
(technology, data bias, privacy, personal data protection, and security)

③Promotion of "Healthy Work in Daily Life (Health Management)"
(diverse work styles, prohibition of forced labor and child labor, workplace safety, freedom of association and the right to organize, living wage, enhanced benefits)

④Promotion of "appropriate expressions, speech, and other presentations" with consideration for human rights
(Freedom of expression and respect for human rights in advertising and other presentations)

(3) Scope of application

This policy applies to all employees and officers of the NTT Group. We also ask our suppliers and business partners to support this policy and strive to respect human rights.

(4) Due Diligence

Based on the UN Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights, we will use the human rights due diligence process to identify, prevent, mitigate, and correct human rights issues globally. And we will strive to improve human rights awareness and human rights management throughout the NTT Group.
 In addition, due diligence will be conducted among the stakeholders in the entire business value chain, and a direct dialogue will be the basis of our efforts, especially with major suppliers. The status will be disclosed on our website, in our Sustainability Report, and in our Human Rights Report to evaluate and improve the process continuously.

(5) Accusation and Remedy

The NTT Group has established internal and external contact points for whistle-blowing at each Group company to prevent human rights violations. We promise to protect whistle-blowers from unfair personnel actions (e.g., dismissal, demotion) or other disadvantages resulting from their reporting. In addition, consultations and reports received at the contact points will be reported to the Board of Directors appropriately to ensure transparency. We will take sincere measures to resolve problems.

3. Reference Material

About NTT

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