About United Nations Global Compact

Support of the United Nations Global Compact

Shionogi supports the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a global initiative to realize sustainable growth in the international community.

The UNGC is one of the global initiatives of the United Nations, encouraging corporations and various organizations to act as good citizens of society and participate in such initiatives to realize sustainable growth by showing responsible and creative leadership.

With the vision “Building Innovation Platforms to Shape the Future of Healthcare” as specified in the Medium-term Business Plan “STS2030,” Shionogi focuses on the solution of social issues. Furthermore, Shionogi will promote its initiatives for the continued fulfillment of responsibilities as a global citizen on a global scale as well as the realization of sustainable growth through business by supporting and implementing the 10 principles of the UNGC.

 

What is the UNGC?

The UNGC is one of the global initiatives of the United Nations, encouraging corporations and various organizations to act as good citizens of society and participate in such initiatives to realize sustainable growth by showing responsible and creative leadership. The UNGC was officially launched in New York City in July 2000 and Kofi Annan announced the addition of the tenth principle against corruption in June 2004, during the first Global Compact Leaders Summit.

Over 13,000 organization (including 8,300 companies) signed UNGC and organize activities with 10 principles-based approach in 4 areas (human rights, labor, the 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.

Emvironment

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.