The UN Global Compact
Participation in the UN Global Compact
Since 2004, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has participated in the United Nations Global Compact, a corporate responsibility initiative built around universal principles on human rights, labour, the environment and anticorruption.
The U.N. Global Compact was originally proposed by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in an address to the World Economic Forum (Davos) in 1999. Businesses may pledge to support its principles of their own free will.
To convey its progress in activities that contribute to fulfilling these 10 principles, Nissan publishes its annual Sustainability Report on the U.N. Global Compact website.
The 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact
Principle 2: Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 4: Business should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
Principle 5: Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour.
Principle 6: Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
Principle 8: Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
Principle 9: Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.