Shinano Kenshi Co., Ltd. has promoted of honesty, fairness and trustworthiness as action guidelines among its employees as part of its Employees’ Principles, which was promulgated in 1984. While the Employees’ Principles was revised in 2010, we continue to position and uphold sincerity, fairness and trustworthiness as our primary action guidelines and mindset to be handed down to the coming generation.
In light of the ever-accelerating globalization of our operations, meanwhile, the Shinano Kenshi Group as a whole is increasingly expected to focus its efforts on the promotion of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and its compliance standards globally on the basis of the Employees’ Principles. Against such a backdrop, the Shinano Kenshi Group is actively at work as a member of the UN Global Compact network – an initiative calling for corporate citizens to perform their roles and responsibilities expected by society.
In line with the ten principles established in the UN Global Compact, we are committed to meeting the requirements of the global community by observing human rights and other global norms and by promoting sustainable business operations.
By exercising honesty and fair judgment based on Shinano Kenshi’s Objectives, we aim to emerge as a trustworthy global enterprise, contributing to society through business activities.
Our company’s president submitted a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations stating our support for the UN Global Compact. It is an initiative calling for businesses to promote UN-advocated universal principles concerning the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. With the letter accepted by the Secretary-General, Shinano Kenshi officially participated in the UN Global Compact on February 16, 2011.
Supporting the ten principles of the Global Compact, Shinano Kenshi is committed to promoting social contributions through its business activities.
The UN Global Compact was initiated by the then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 1999 in his address to The World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos. It officially started in July, 2000 at the UN Headquarters in New York.
The UN Global Compact is a framework that invites businesses to participate on a voluntary basis to realize sustainable growth. Under personal commitments by top management, member businesses support the ten CSR principles (Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact) covering four target areas – the protection of human rights, the elimination of unfair labor, reduction of negative impacts on the environment, and anti-corruption – to make ongoing efforts to realize the objectives of the Compact.
support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Businesses should uphold:
the freedom of assembly and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
the effective abolition of child labor; and
the elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation.
support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
undertake initiatives to promote environmental responsibility; and
encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
For details of the Global Compact, please refer to the following:
Shinano Kenshi is concerned and against the inhumane acts by anti-government armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the adjacent countries.
Accordingly, it has been Shinano Kenshi's policy to refrain from purchasing or using any so called "conflict minerals" (e.g. tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold) sourced from such countries. Shinano's policies to our supply chain are clear and we make the appropriate investigations within our supply chain.