Azbil Signs the United Nations Global Compact

TOKYO, Apr. 26, 2021: Azbil Corporation (head office: 2-7-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku; president: Kiyohiro Yamamoto) announced that it has signed the United Nations Global Compact,*1 registering as a participating company on April 16, 2021. At the same time, the company joined a related local network, Global Compact Network Japan.

Making “human-centered automation” the foundation of its business activities, the azbil Group works to fulfill its corporate social responsibilities by assisting in the sustainable development of society. The Ten Principles*2 of the United Nations Global Compact pertain to four areas, human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption, overlapping with areas that the azbil Group has been earnestly working on. Taking the opportunity of participating in an internationally recognized initiative, the company plans to expand and strengthen its efforts globally, in addition to its continuing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Guided by its philosophy of “human-centered automation,” the azbil Group aims to fulfill its social responsibilities, make contributions that lead “in series” to the achievement of a sustainable society, secure its own sustainable growth, and provide solutions for the global problems faced by society.

*1 United Nations Global Compact
Voluntary efforts by companies and organizations to act as responsible members of society and participate in the creation of a global framework for sustainable growth by demonstrating responsible and creative leadership. Companies and organizations that sign the United Nations Global Compact are required to continue their efforts to apply the Ten Principles under the leadership of the top management.
(Reference: United Nations Global Compact https://www.unglobalcompact.org/)

*2 Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact
(summarized from https://www.unglobalcompact.org/what-is-gc/mission/principles)
Human rights Principle 1: Support and respect for the protection of human rights
Principle 2: No complicity in human rights abuses
Labor Principle 3: Upholding the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
Principle 4: Elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor
Principle 5: Effective abolition of child labor
Principle 6: Elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
Environment Principle 7: Support of a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
Principle 8: Initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
Principle 9: Development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
Anti-corruption Principle 10: Working against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

* Posted information is accurate as of the date of announcement.


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