Kuraray: Signing the UN Global Compact (UNGC)
Kuraray has signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), registering as a participating company on December 17, 2020. At the same time, the company joined the Global Compact Network Japan, which mainly consists of Japanese companies who have signed the UNGC.
The UNGC is a global framework in which participating companies and organizations strive to realize sustainable social development by demonstrating responsible and creative leadership and acting as good members of society. The top management of companies and organizations that sign the UNGC commit to supporting the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, which center on protecting human rights, eliminating unfair labor, conserving the environment and preventing corruption. In line with this commitment, they are asked to continually work to implement those principles.
In line with its mission of "For people and the planet—to achieve what no one else can," the Kuraray Group has pursued business development that helps improve the natural environment and the daily living environment since its founding in 1926. In 2019, the Group amended its Sustainability Concept and revised its material issues (materiality), and top management has been at the forefront of these activities. By signing the UNGC and clearly stating our corporate position, the company wants to further promote sustainability management based on the Kuraray Group’s corporate statement and continue helping realize a sustainable society.