Kawasaki to participate in the United Nations Global Compact

Jan. 17, 2020

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has signed the United Nations Global Compact (“UNGC”) initiative proposed by the United Nations and was registered as a participating company on January 13. We have also joined the Global Compact Network Japan, the compact’s local network in Japan.


The UNGC is a voluntary initiative for companies and organizations to act as good members of society and participate in creating a global framework for sustainable growth by taking responsible and creative leadership.

In conducting their business operations, UNGC signatory companies and organizations are required to support the initiative’s ten principles in the four fields of human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption.


Based on our Group Mission, “Kawasaki, working as one for the good of the planet,” the Kawasaki Group is committed to providing solutions to social issues through active business actions.

With our signing of the UNGC, we commit ourselves to promoting the ten principles in the four fields and continue our activities towards the realization of a sustainable society.


【The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact】

Human Rights

Principle1 :

Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and

Principle2 :

make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


Principle3 :

Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

Principle4 :

the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;

Principle5 :

the effective abolition of child labour;

Principle6 :

the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


Principle7 :

Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

Principle8 :

undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and

Principle9 :

encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


 Principle10 :

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