Participating in the UN Global Compact
Having signed up to the United Nations Global Compact in April 2005, the Citizen Group as a whole strives to uphold, respect and put into practice the Ten Principles outlined therein. We have set out specific guidelines in the spirit of the UN Global Compact in the form of Guidelines for the Implementation of the Citizen Group Code of Conduct, which includes provisions relating to respect for basic human rights, prohibition of child and forced labor, environmental measures and prohibition of inappropriate gifts and favors for foreign civil servants. We will make every effort to rigorously enforce the spirit of the UN Global Compact both in Japan and overseas in the future.
The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
- Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
- make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
- Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
- the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
- the effective abolition of child labour; and
- the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
- Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
- undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
- encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
- Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.