Casio Joins United Nations Global Compact Initiative
TOKYO, January 24, 2011 - Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today that it has joined the United Nations Global Compact.
The Global Compact is a voluntary initiative first proposed by then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 1999 and officially launched in 2000. It consists of 10 principles in the four areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. Its objective is to engage businesses and other organizations in creating solutions for poverty, environmental destruction, and other issues that accompany economic globalization. Member organizations contribute to the sustainable development of the global community by voluntarily practicing the 10 principles.
Casio's corporate creed is "Creativity and Contribution," and this creed guides Casio's efforts to contribute to society by creating entirely new types of products that have never existed before, thereby enriching people's lives and fostering new cultural developments.
Now, by joining the Global Compact and declaring support for the 10 universally accepted principles, Casio is making its commitment to practicing CSR-driven management even more clear. As a company with a growing global business, Casio will ensure that its business activities conform to the 10 principles, and will also work intensively to ensure that its initiatives are well known in and outside the company.
10 Principles of the UN 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 labor;
- 5.the effective abolition of child labor; 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 all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.