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Participation in the Global Compact

Participation in the Global Compact

Building a System for Unified Group Action


Since 2008, Daikin has endorsed and participated in the Global Compact.

The Global Compact, proposed by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan at the World Economic Forum in January 1999, encourages companies to act as good members of society and aim to realize sustainable growth. It also urges participating companies throughout the world to support and practice the Ten Principles in the four areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.

Based on the environmental philosophy of leading the way to an environmentally conscious society, Daikin is focused on resolving environmental issues through business. Further, the Group Conduct of Guidelines constituting the guideline for each group company's standards of conduct, reflects the spirit of the Global Compact in Group management by clarifying details related to respect for human rights, the elimination of forced and child labor, anti-corruption and other issues from the perspectives of thorough transparency, soundness and ethical business activities throughout the entire value chain.

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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