United Nations Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a voluntary initiative by businesses and organizations which was proposed by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 1999 and launched in 2000 to actualize sustainable growth.
In February 2020, Brother Industries, Ltd. (BIL) showed its support for the initiative and the president and representative director signed the agreement to participate in UNGC. Through compliance with the UNGC's 10 principles focusing on four different areas: human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, all the respective Brother Group employees will continue to maintain high awareness of social issues and to pursue activities to become a company that contributes to sustainable development of society further.
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
|Anti-corruption||Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.|
Responsible Business Alliance
The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) is an international industry organization that promotes corporate social responsibility through establishment of sustainable supply chains. BIL joined RBA in January 2019.
The RBA Code of Conducts sets out standards to ensure that working conditions are safe, that workers are treated with respect and dignity, and that business operations are conducted environmentally responsibly and ethically. The organization requests
its members to pursue compliance with the respective standards through their management systems.
As a member of the RBA, BIL, will monitor manufacturing processes of the entire group from global perspectives and propel activities to establish sustainable supply chains further to become a company trusted by all the stakeholders.
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- Click to view about RBA (the link to the site of "RBA")
- Click to view of the RBA Code of Conduct Version 7.0 (2021) (the link to the site of "RBA Code of Conduct 7.0 (2021)")
In February 2020, the Brother Group expressed our support for the recommendations made by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
In FY2020, for our Printing & Solutions Business, Personal & Home Business, Machinery Business, and new business, we analyzed the risks and opportunities that climate change brings to our business and disclosed relevant information. In the future, we will expand the scope of analysis, such as to our Domino Business, and work to enhance our information disclosure.
The Brother Group aims to continue to promote further measures for mitigating climate change to contribute toward creating a carbon-free society.
- The above is a link to a news release.
BIL is certified under the Eco-First Program.
The Eco-First Program is a certification program by the Minister of the Environment. Under this program, companies make voluntary promises regarding environmental conservation—such as global warming measures and measures related to waste and recycling—to the Minister of the Environment, who certifies these companies as companies conducting business activities that are advanced, unique, and industry-leading in the environmental field.