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Participation in International Initiatives

Participation in the UN Global Compact

In December 2012 Marubeni declared its support for the UN Global Compact. The compact was proposed in 1999 by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and formally launched in the following year. Participating corporations seek to support and practice 10 principles relating to the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. Marubeni is working to realize the ideals of the UN Global Compact by supporting these 10 principles.

The UN Global Compact’s 10 Principles

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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;
  • Principle 5:the effective abolition of child labor; 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.

Marubeni Corporation engages in activities as a Corporate Member of the Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ), the local network of United Nations Global Compact in Japan.
Working Groups, which are organized by theme, are held mainly by the network members of Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ). Marubeni takes part in the following Working Groups.

In the FYE3/2021 Committee of Supply Chain
Committee of Environmental Management
Committee of Study for Disseminating Global Compact
Committee of Human Rights Due Diligence
Committee of Human Rights Education
Committee of Disaster Risk Reduction
Committee of SDGs
Committee of ESG
Committee of Corporate Reporting

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDGs are shared goals of the international community, with the aim of achieving sustainable development socially, economically and environmentally.

In 2015 the UN adopted an agenda of 17 goals, with 169 targets to be achieved by 2030. SDGs are goals shared by governments, the private sector and civil society for achieving sustainability and leaving the world a better place for future generations. We have identified four categories of Environmental and Social Materiality in which the Marubeni Group can make a valuable contribution.


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