Participation in International Initiatives

Participating 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

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.
LaborPrinciple 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 labor;
Principle 5:
the effective abolition of child labor; and
Principle 6:
the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
EnvironmentPrinciple 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-CorruptionPrinciple 10:
Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Click here to view the UN Global Compact web site. 

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 year ended March 31, 2015

  • Committee of Supply Chains
  • Committee of Creating Shared Value
  • Committee of ISO26000

In the year ended March 31, 2016

  • Committee of Human Rights Due Diligence
  • Committee of Environmental Management
  • Committee of Creating Shared Value
  • Committee of Stakeholder Engagement
  • Committee of Supply Chains
  • Committee of Anti-Corruption

In the year ending March 31, 2017

  • Committee of Human Rights Due Diligence
  • Committee of Environmental Management
  • Committee of SRI/ESG
  • Committee of SDGs
  • Committee of Anti-Corruption

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. The Marubeni Group refers to these from a mid-to long-term perspective on the status of the problem-solving activities, including disclosing the connections between the CSR action plans and targets and the SDG targets.

Click here to view the SDG website 

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