The United Nations Global Compact
Astellas practices the United Nations Global Compact by CSR-based management
In October 2011, Astellas declared our support for the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), which consists of the ten principles advocated by the UN on human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.
The declaration is based on our commitment to CSR-based management, which is to realize our business philosophy “contribute toward improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products”. We will incorporate the ten principles advocated by the UN into our daily business activities and disclose its activities through reports, website, etc.
Yoshihiko Hatanaka, President and CEO
What is the UNGC?
The UNGC was advocated by Mr. Kofi Annan, the former Secretary-General of the UN, at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 1999. The UNGC is a worldwide initiative aimed at realizing a sustainable growth through the voluntary participation of businesses.
The Ten Principles of the UNGC
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
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.
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.