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Regarding THK Has Signed the UN Global Compact

March 09, 2020

THK signed the UN Global Compact in February 2020.
The UN Global Compact is an initiative based on universal principles regarding human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption, and it calls for corporations and organizations to take sound, responsible actions to achieve sustainable growth for society.
In support of this initiative, THK will contribute to sustainable growth for society through its global business activities.

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.


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 labor;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labor; 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.


Message from the CEO

As a global business, we are conscious of the international call for corporations to act more responsibly with regard to the four areas and ten principles outlined in the UN Global Compact. Furthermore, we are reminded of our responsibility to actively work toward the achievement of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) adopted at the 2015 UN summit.
At THK, we are guided by our corporate philosophy of providing innovative products to the world and generating new trends to contribute to the creation of an affluent society. Together with all of our Group companies around the world, we will strive to help solve the challenges facing society by achieving our corporate philosophy through our business activities.


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