Supporting the United Nations Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a global initiative in which companies and organizations take action as upstanding members of society by exercising responsible, productive leadership to realize sustainable growth. Participating companies and organizations are asked to uphold and put into action ten principles in the four areas of “Human Rights,” “Labour,” “Environment” and “Anti-Corruption.”
|Human Rights||Principle 1:
Business should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Business should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
The effective abolition of child labour; and
The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Business should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Business should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Lion announced its support for the UNGC in 2009 and takes part in related initiatives. Furthermore, Lion is a member of the Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ) (Japanese), a local network of the UNGC. The CGNJ has subcommittees aimed at promoting the CSR activities of its member companies. Lion participates in the Supply Chain, Environmental Management, HRDD and SRI/ESG subcommittees. The subcommittees share information on the latest CSR-related developments through lectures by experts and examples of initiatives at participating companies. They also prepare various publications to support the CSR efforts of diverse corporate actors based on the experience of the participating companies across a wide range of industries.