Mitsubishi has taken another big step in corporate responsibility and accountability. Already committed to producing more sustainable vehicles and products, Mitsubishi recently signed the new United Nations Global Compact. This initiative brings together companies from around the world and allows them to pledge to exercise corporate responsibility.
Under the 10 principles set forth by the Global Compact, businesses should
- support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
- make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
- uphold the freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
- eliminate all forms of forced or compulsory labor
- abolish child labor
- eliminate discrimination in terms of employment and occupation
- support and precautionary approach to environmental challenges
- undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
- encourage development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
- work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery
These 10 principles are further broken down into four categories: human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.
When Mitsubishi signed the United Nations Global Compact, the automaker joined the Global Compact Network Japan, a collective of Japanese companies that all signed the pledge. Mitsubishi is already working to create more eco-friendly vehicles and a better workplace for employees, so the company is already on its way to fulfilling the principles.
Hampton Mitsubishi is proud to be part of a company that supports global progress and ethical business practices.