United Nations Global Compact

Participation in the United Nations Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact (GC) is a voluntary, global initiative for companies committed to exercising creative leadership for maintaining responsible business practices and sustainability. The GC asks participating businesses to accept, support, and practice 10 universally accepted principles outlined in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.
The Kirin Group announced its participation in the GC in September 2005, and has since been working to align its employee relationships and its business operations ranging from procurement and R&D to manufacturing and marketing with these principles. In promoting specific activities, the Group will implement a PDCA cycle, with reference to the GC’s 10 principles and to the sustainable development goals (SDGs), which were ratified in September 2015.
Moreover, Kirin Group employees participate in working groups, which are organized by theme in the Global Compact Network Japan, and discuss common issues with representatives of other member companies.

The Kirin Group signed the GC and carries out its social responsibility through its corporate activities worldwide.
Based on the GC’s 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption, we have determined key themes, and we are advancing initiatives targeting the realization of sustainability for society and companies.
All Group companies conducting business anywhere in the world are required to address these themes in a manner appropriate to the characteristics of each region. Moving forward, everyone at the Kirin Group will work together on issues shared President & CEO of Kirin Holdings around the world, including those covered by the GC’s 10 principles.

President and CEO
Kirin Holdings Company. Limited
Yoshinori Isozaki

Kirin Holdings Company, Limited endorsed the Statement from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation (Statement) put forth by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) on September 11.