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Participation in the United Nations Global Compact

In 2012, Terumo became a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact. This action reflects Terumo’s agreement with the Ten Principles of the compact, which relate to human rights, labor practices, the environment and anticorruption measures.

Terumo gave shape to the mission of “Contributing to Society through Healthcare” by setting out Five Statements in 1996. These principles guide the Group’s global business development to make a valuable contribution to healthcare worldwide. Going forward, Terumo will continue to fulfill its responsibilities as a global enterprise, while aiming to achieve sustainable growth.

The Ten Principles of the United Nations 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.

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