i-PRO Co. Ltd. announced that it has signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The pledge formalizes the company’s commitment to protecting human rights, upholding ethical labor conditions, protecting the environment and combating corruption.

Launched in 2000, UNGC is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, with more than 15,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 70 Local Networks. i-PRO has also joined the Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ). UNGC is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and take steps to support UN goals.

Masato Nakao, chairman and CEO, i-PRO, said, “i-PRO aims to be a company that helps to build a safer and more peaceful world through continuous innovation. Our defined code of conduct aligns with UNGC’s Ten Principles, and we strongly support UNGC’s initiatives. By participating in UNGC we express our commitment to these shared values.”

By joining the UNGC, i-PRO pledges to uphold the following Ten Principles and demonstrate them in business practice:

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.


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 labor.

Principle 5: The effective abolition of child labor; and

Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and operation.


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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