Global Compact

Participation in the UN Global Compact

In April 2010, the Maruha Nichiro Group announced its support for the United Nations Global Compact and positioned it as a code of conduct for Group employees. The ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact have been incorporated into the Group's Code of Conduct to put the Group's philosophy into practice, and we are committed to taking these ten principles into consideration in all our business activities in Japan and overseas.


The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

Human Rights 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.
Labor 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 labor;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labor; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Environment 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.
Anti-Corruption Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

*With the progress of economic globalization, it is believed that companies have a great influence not only on the economy but also on human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption in the world.

*For more information on the UN Global Compact, please visit the United Nations Global Compact website.