Participation in the United Nations Global Compact
In April 2005, the CITIZEN Group signed up to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and its universal human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption principles. When revising our CITIZEN Group Code of Conduct, the UNGC principles are referred to, and they serve as the basis of the CITIZEN Group CSR activities.
In addition, the CITIZEN Group participates in the Supply Chain and SDGs subcommittees of the Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ), which is made up of participants of the UNGC. In the subcommittees, latest CSR trends are shared via seminars given by experts and examples from each company. At the same time, each participating company, based on their broad experience in their respective industries, works to create outputs to support the promotion of CSR in a wide range of firms.
The Output from Supply Chain Subcommittee We Have Engaged in
- A Vision of Desirable CSR Activity in the Supply Chain
- An Introduction to Sustainable Procurement
- CSR/Sustainable Procurement Self-assessment Tool Set
The knowledge and findings from the subcommittees are also reflected in the CITIZEN Group’s CSR activities. Since April 2017, we have loaned staff to GCNJ and intend to continue this initiative as a member of the international community and a solid global company.
The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
- Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
- Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
- Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
- Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
- Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
- Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
- Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
- Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
- Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
- Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.