Supporting External Initiatives
Participation in the United Nations Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is an international initiative for companies and organizations to display creative leadership with responsibility and take action as good corporate citizens for the achievement of sustainable growth. Signatories of the UNGC are required to comply with the ten principles set in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environment and anti-corruption, and implement voluntary measures with strong commitment from their top leaders.
Nabtesco signed the UNGC to show its support for the initiative in April 2014. Since then the company has been donating a certain amount of money every year to contribute to the implementation of the ten principles including the protection of human rights.
Furthermore, we have been proactively participating in symposiums and study groups organized by the Global Compact Network Japan to interact with other participating companies and learn from advanced examples how to better foster CSR-oriented management at our company.
The ten principles of the UN Global Compact
Principle1Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle2make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle3Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle4the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle5the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle6the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle7Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle8undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle9encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle10Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
SDGs（Sustainable Development Goals）
The sustainable development goals (SDGs) are upheld in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that was adopted unanimously by 193 member states of the United Nations in September 2015 with the aim of achieving sustainable development worldwide by 2030. Composed of 17 goals and 169 targets as a common global agenda, SDGs define what the world should aim for to solve its social issues, and incorporate concrete achievement criteria.
The Nabtesco Group proactively implements initiatives aimed at achieving the SDGs.