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Terumo Joins the United Nations Global Compact

Tokyo — Terumo Corporation (TSE: 4543 Section 1) today announced that the company had endorsed the United Nations Global Compact initiative and become a signatory participant.

The United Nations Global Compact, inaugurated in 2000, is the worlds largest voluntary corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative. At present, 6,969 companies from around the world are participants, including 371 from Japan.

Companies that have signed the United Nations Global Compact are expected to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption.

Terumo has developed the code of conduct, "Five Statements*1" to give shape to its corporate mission, "Contributing to Society through Healthcare". The company has been expanding its business globally to contribute to healthcare of the world, further fulfilling responsibility as a global company.

<The Ten Principles>

 

Human Rights

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.

Labour

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.

Environment

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.

 

*1.Terumos Code of Conduct, "Five Statements" (Developed in 1996)

Open Management
We maintain a fundamental policy of open management, work to secure and return to our benefactors a suitable profit, and strive to develop our business on a global basis as befits a leading company in the industry.

Enhanced Value
We emphasize the importance of scientific thinking, creativity, and time appropriation, and respond in depth to customer needs by creating valued products and services.

Safety and Reliability
We pride ourselves on our commitment to the development of technologies and quality assurance systems that ensure safe, reliable products.

Respect for our associates
We emphasize respect for the individual, promote intercultural understanding, and encourage openness in the workplace in accordance with our slogan "Associate Spirit" as we prepare to meet the challenges of the future.

Corporate Citizenship
We conduct our business activities in a fair and equitable manner and act responsively toward the environment as we fulfill our responsibilities as good corporate citizens.

<Note>

For more information about Terumos social and environmental initiatives, please refer to the following website:
http://www.terumo.co.jp/English/about/csr/index.html
Please note that Social and Environmental Report 2012 is scheduled to be uploaded in late August.

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