The United Nations Global Compact

Endorsing the UN Global Compact

In January 2020, Nippon Shinyaku joined the United Nations Global Compact. We endorse the Ten Principles of the Global Compact in four areas, namely human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption, and pursue various activities accordingly.

The United Nations Global Compact: What is it?

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a movement in which businesses and organizations participate voluntarily, pledging to act as good members of society by demonstrating responsible and creative leadership and forming a worldwide framework to realize sustainable growth.

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 right 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.