We collaborate with UN agencies and other relevant organizations.
The Meiji Group signed on to the United Nations Global Compact in April 2019.
The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative in which businesses demonstrate creative leadership and act as upstanding members of society by participating in this global framework aimed at realizing sustainable growth. Our participation in the Global Compact is a way to clarify our corporate stance on the ten principles in four areas (human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption) outlined within the Global Compact.
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.
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.
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.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
The Meiji Group shall fulfill its contribution to the international community in accordance with the ten principles of the UN Global Compact.
The Meiji Group plans to contribute to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through various business activities and measures to fulfill its corporate social responsibilities.
We supply kanamycin to tuberculous patients through the Stop TB Partnership
Medreich contributes to medicine accessibility through UNICEF
We contribute to nutrition improvement in emerging countries in partnership with NJPPP
We donate resources to a child refugee nutrition program through the offices of the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency)
'SCAFFF 2030' is a project led by Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, aiming to promote sustainability in production and consumption in order to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Meiji Group will engage in promoting sustainable production and consumption through the project.