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Signatory to the UN Global Compact (GC)

THE GLOBAL COMPACT WE SUPPORT

The UN Global Compact, launched in July 2000, proposes ten principles in the fields of human rights, labour, environment and anticorruption. Ricoh joined the Compact, as one of the first Japanese companies to do so and has been serving as one of the directors on the Global Compact Japan Network since fiscal 2008.

The Ten Principles

Human Rights
  • Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  • make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Labour
  • Businesses 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.
Environment
  • Businesses 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.
Anti-Corruption
  • Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

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