Participation in the UN Global Compact

In April 2014, the Yamato Group joined the UN Global Compact, a framework in which the UN and businesses work together to realize sustainable growth.
The Yamato Group supports the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact and by practicing these principles in its business operations the Yamato Group is contributing to the sustainable development of society and the fostering of a sound corporate culture in accordance with the medium-term management plan called DAN-TOTSU Three-Year Plan STEP.

1. About the UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact was first advocated by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the World Economic Forum held in January 1999. As of February 2014, 12,139 businesses in 145 countries are participating in the UN Global Compact. Participating businesses carry out business activities that enable sustainable growth in society based on international guidelines on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.
For more details, please see the website of the Global Compact Network Japan.

2. About the 10 Principles

The UN Global Compact summarizes shared values formed and approved by the world in the form of 10 principles covering the four areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

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.
Labour

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.
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.
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