Signature to UN Global Compact

We have signed the UN Global Compact (hereafter “UNGC”) and was registered as a participant on January 18, 2022. We have also joined the Global Compact Network Japan. In addition, Nippon Gases Euro-Holding S.L.U, one of our group companies, has signed the UNGC and has been registered as a participant.

What is the UN Global Compact?

UNGC is a voluntary effort by companies and organizations to act as good members of society and participate in the creation of a global framework for sustainable growth by demonstrating responsible and creative leadership. Companies and organizations that have signed the UNGC are required to adhere to and practice ten principles related to the four areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption in developing their corporate strategies and activities.

By signing the UNGC, we clearly express our corporate stance and will further promote initiatives to contribute to a sustainable society based on our Group Vision: “We aim to create social value through innovative gas solutions that increase industrial productivity, enhance human well-being and contribute to a more sustainable future”.

The four areas and the ten principles of the UN Global Compact

Area Principle
Human Rights Business should
Principle 1.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 Business should
Principle 3.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 Businesses should
Principle 7.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 Businesses should
Principle 10.work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery
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