October 14, 2016
Doc. No.: NR161014E
SCREEN Joins United Nations Global Compact
Kyoto, Japan – October 14, 2016 – SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd. has announced its support for the Global Compact initiative promoted by the United Nations. The framework is composed of 10 key principles covering the four fields of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. SCREEN officially registered with the United Nations on October 7, marking the start of its participation in the initiative.
The UN Global Compact (UNGC) was first announced by former Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 1999 before being formally launched at the UN Headquarters in 2000. Its principles emphasize independent action by corporate entities and various other organizations as part of a wider international undertaking. Each participant is expected to demonstrate creative, responsible leadership as a valued member of society and, through these actions, to help achieve reliable globalization and the development of a sustainable society. The UNGC has over 14,000 corporate and non-corporate members worldwide.
The SCREEN Group is dedicated to the promotion of effective CSR management. Based on its corporate philosophies of “Sharing the Future”, “Human Resource Development” and “The Pursuit of Technology”, it has established a groupwide CSR Charter and Code of Conduct to guide all employees and executive staff. SCREEN views its participation in the UNGC as an opportunity to contribute to sustainable development worldwide while furthering its growth as a global corporation. It is committed to working as a group to comprehensively implement and observe the 10 principles of the compact, listed below.
Principles of United Nations Global Compact
|1.||Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and|
|2.||make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.|
|3.||Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining:|
|4.||the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;|
|5.||the effective abolition of child labour; and|
|6.||the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.|
|7.||Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;|
|8.||undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and|
|9.||encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.|
|10.||Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.|
|For more details, see UN Website.
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