Collaborating With UN Agencies and Other Relevant Organizations

We collaborate with UN agencies and other relevant organizations.

The United Nations Global Compact

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.

The Ten 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.

The Meiji Group shall fulfill its contribution to the international community in accordance with the ten principles of the UN Global Compact.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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.

Collaborating With UN Agencies and Other Relevant Organizations

Stop TB Partnership

We supply kanamycin to tuberculous patients through the Stop TB Partnership

UNICEF

Medreich contributes to medicine accessibility through UNICEF

The Nutrition Japan Public Private Platform (NJPPP)

We contribute to nutrition improvement in emerging countries in partnership with NJPPP

UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency)

We donate resources to a child refugee nutrition program through the offices of the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency)