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August 23, 2012

Tokyo -- Terumo Corporation (TSE: 4543 Section 1) today announced that the company had endorsed the United Nations Global Compact initiative and become a signatory participant.

The United Nations Global Compact, inaugurated in 2000, is the world's largest voluntary corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative. At present, 6,969 companies from around the world are participants, including 371 from Japan.

Companies that have signed the United Nations Global Compact are expected to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption.

Terumo has developed the code of conduct, "Five Statements*1" to give shape to its corporate mission, "Contributing to Society through Healthcare". The company has been expanding its business globally to contribute to healthcare of the world, further fulfilling responsibility as a global company.

<The Ten Principles>

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.

  • *1 Terumo's Code of Conduct, "Five Statements" (Developed in 1996)

Open Management

We maintain a fundamental policy of open management, work to secure and return to our benefactors a suitable profit, and strive to develop our business on a global basis as befits a leading company in the industry.

Enhanced Value

We emphasize the importance of scientific thinking, creativity, and time appropriation, and respond in depth to customer needs by creating valued products and services.

Safety and Reliability

We pride ourselves on our commitment to the development of technologies and quality assurance systems that ensure safe, reliable products.

Respect for our associates

We emphasize respect for the individual, promote intercultural understanding, and encourage openness in the workplace in accordance with our slogan "Associate Spirit" as we prepare to meet the challenges of the future.

Corporate Citizenship

We conduct our business activities in a fair and equitable manner and act responsively toward the environment as we fulfill our responsibilities as good corporate citizens.


For more information about Terumo's social and environmental initiatives, please refer to the following website:

Please note that Social and Environmental Report 2012 is scheduled to be uploaded in late August.

About Terumo

Terumo (TSE: 4543) is a global leader in medical technology and has been committed to “Contributing to Society through Healthcare” for 100 years. Based in Tokyo and operating globally, Terumo employs more than 28,000 associates worldwide to provide innovative medical solutions in more than 160 countries and regions. The company started as a Japanese thermometer manufacturer, and has been supporting healthcare ever since. Now, its extensive business portfolio ranges from vascular intervention and cardio-surgical solutions, blood transfusion and cell therapy technology, to medical products essential for daily clinical practice such as transfusion systems, diabetes care, and peritoneal dialysis treatments. Terumo will further strive to be of value to patients, medical professionals, and society at large.

Among the information that Terumo discloses, the forward-looking statements including financial projections are based upon our assumptions using information available to us at the time and are not intended to be guarantees of future events or performance. Accordingly, it should be noted that actual results may differ from those forecasts or projections due to various factors. Factors affecting to actual results include, but are not limited to, changes in economic conditions surrounding Terumo, fluctuations of foreign exchange rates, and state of competition.


Information about products (including products currently in development) included in this material is not intended to constitute an advertisement or medical advice.