Participation in the UN Global Compact

As a member of global society striving for sustainable development, the Mandom Group now participates in the United Nations Global Compact. We have declared our commitment to upholding and promoting the framework's ten principles in four domains − human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption − throughout our daily business activities.

What Is the UN Global Compact?

At the World Economic Forum held in 1999 in Davos, Switzerland, the UN Global Compact was announced by then-United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in response to the striking impact of globalization's negative aspects upon the world at the time. Global issues had already grown to proportions that could not be managed by a single nation-state or international organization on its own. The UN Global Compact was officially launched at the UN Headquarters in New York on July 26, 2000. It is an international framework and initiative to encourage businesses and organizations worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies. Participation is voluntary.

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.
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.