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JSR Joins UN Global Compact
-Supports 10 principles of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption

CORPORATE  05/07/2009
JSR Corporation ("JSR," President:Mitsunobu Koshiba) joined on to the United Nations Global Compact on April 14. By joining the Global Compact, JSR reaffirms its commitment to conducting responsible business activities in international society as a global company, and further proactively promotes the group's corporate social responsibilities (CSR).

JSR established its CSR Committee comprising directors in 2003, and has since then promoted CSR activities centering on corporate ethics and environment and safety. In June 2008, JSR launched the CSR Department as a specialized organization and nurtured it to full-fledged activity.

In addition, JSR has compiled the JSR Group Principles of Corporate Ethics and has developed CSR activities group-wide such as to form a promotional caravan at all group business locations throughout Japan and the world. By joining the Global Compact, JSR will further enforce its CSR activities as a group as a whole.

What is Global Compact?
The UN Global Compact was launched in 2000 under the advocacy of then-UN Secretary General Kofi Annan with the goal of realizing sustainable growth. It is a framework for companies that agree upon the 10 principles listed below in order to make continuous efforts under the leadership of chief executives. As of April, 6,807 corporations and organizations including 86 Japanese corporations and organization, had signed on to the Global Compact.

The 10 Principles
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.

For more details, please refer to http://www.unglobalcompact.org/ (English), or Global Compact Japan Network http://www.ungcjn.org/ (Japanese).