Participation in Initiatives

With a commitment to cooperating and forming ties with global society as we work toward building a sustainable society, the Yamaha Group participates in various industry organizations and initiatives with ideals that align with those of the Group. We take part in a wide range of activities through our participation in these initiatives with the goal of contributing to the resolution of social issues related to human rights, labor conditions, anti-corruption, climate change, biodiversity, and other areas. Moreover, we are contributing to the accomplishment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of shared goals embraced by the global community, through our business.

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UN Global Compact

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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 2023 subcommittee participation: Supply Chain, Environmental Management, Kansai, Human Rights Due Diligence, Human Rights Education, Anti-Corruption, Disaster Prevention/Mitigation, ESG, SDGs, Women’s Empowerment Principles, Reporting Research, and Circular Economies

The 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact

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.
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.