Hamamatsu participates in the United Nations Global Compact

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UN Global Compact

Hamamatsu, Japan – August 28, 2017 – Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has signed the United Nations Global Compact proposed by the United Nations and become a registered participant on August 18, 2017.

The United Nations Global Compact is a voluntary initiative of the United Nations to encourage companies and organizations to engage in the establishment of a global framework to achieve sustainable growth and act as good members of society by demonstrating responsible and creative leadership. Participants support the Ten Principles in four areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and make continuous efforts to achieve sustainable development.

Hamamatsu will continue to grow further, making every member of our organization ever more able to contribute to the betterment of society by creating new industries with photonics technology.

We as a global company uphold the following principles of the United Nations Global Compact and contribute to sustainable growth of society.

「The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact」

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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.

Principle 10:Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

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