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Participation in the Global Compact

Participation in the Global Compact

Building a System for Unified Group Action


In October 2008, Daikin Industries, Ltd.'s participation in the United Nations Global Compact was acknowledged.

The United Nations Global Compact, proposed by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 1999 at the World Economic Forum, presents a unique strategic platform for companies to advance their commitments to sustainability and corporate citizenship. The Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption.

In 2003, we formulated our Group Compliance Guidelines and our Handbook for Corporate Ethics, which serve as a guide to codes of conduct for companies in the Daikin Group. In 2008, we revised our Group Compliance Guidelines and our Handbook for Corporate Ethics, adding items such as the abolition of forced labor and child labor. In November 2016, we renamed them our Group Conduct Guidelines as we made comprehensive revisions that would reflect our CSR activities and allow us to live up to society’s expectations of Daikin. In this way, we are incorporating the spirit of the Global Compact into our Group management strategy and putting it into action in our business activities as we strive to contribute to a sustainable society and raise the Daikin Group's corporate value.

Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

Human Rights

  1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  2. make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labour Standards

  1. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  2. the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  3. the effective abolition of child labour; and
  4. the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


  1. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  2. undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  3. encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


  1. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

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