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Support for the United Nations Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact

Minebea Co., Ltd. expressed support for the United Nations Global Compact (the "GC") in January 2012.

The GC was proposed and created by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Atta Annan in 2000, and is clearly supported by current United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It is a voluntary initiative to participate in the development of a global framework for businesses to act as a good member of society and realize sustainable growth by exercising creative, responsible leadership. Specifically, it supports ten principles in the four areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption that are related to CSR.
Now with over 9,600 enterprises and organizations (of which approx. 6,500 are enterprises) participating in this initiative in the world, the GC is performing lively activity.

The United Nations Global Compact's Ten Principles

Human Rights

  1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  2. make sure they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


  1. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  2. the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  3. the effective abolition of child labour; and
  4. eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


  1. Business should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  2. undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  3. encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


  1. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

For more information on the United Nations Global Compact, please visit the following websites:

Japanese : http://www.ungcjn.org/Open in a new window

English : http://www.unglobalcompact.org/Open in a new window

Date of the Event : January 12, 2012

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