UN Global Compact

The United Nations (UN) Global Compact was proposed by the Secretary General of the UN in 1999 and consists of 10 universally accepted principles for voluntary action in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption. Since signing the Global Compact in June 2011, Yamaha has been shaping its business activities based on the compact’s 10 principles while actively participating in working subcommittees as a member of Global Compact Network Japan.

  • Note: Fiscal 2022 subcommittee participation: Environmental Management, Kansai, Human Rights Due Diligence, Human Rights Education, Disaster Prevention/Mitigation, ESG, and Reporting
Human Rights Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
Labour Principle 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 labour
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Environment Principle 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-Corruption Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.