The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Joins the United Nations Global Compact

2019.7.5

TOKYO, July 5, 2019 – The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a voluntary initiative bringing together corporations and foundations in a public pledge to pursue sustainable and socially responsible policies. Participating organizations make commitments from the highest levels to uphold the UNGC’s ten principles covering the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption (listed below).

As outlined in our Mission Statement, SPF is dedicated to serving the international community by working toward new ocean governance, promoting world peace and security, and seeking solutions to the diverse problems of the planet. In these efforts, SPF uses its freedom as a private foundation to explore novel approaches to global challenges and pursue new forms of governance through a range of projects, policy recommendations, and international exchange programs. SPF remains committed to taking a proactive approach to work in the public interest and make contributions as a member of the global society.

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.

Labor

♦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.

Please direct all inquiries to:
Public Relations Division, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Email: spfpr@spf.or.jp
Phone: 03-5157-5398

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