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Joining the United Nations Global Compact

YKK AP endorsed the ideals advocated by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and signed on to the compact in May 2021.
Our business activities have been based on our belief that "no one prospers without rendering benefit to others" and the YKK Philosophy of the "cycle of goodness." Under our Management Principle that "YKK seeks corporate value of higher significance" we are also improving the quality of our management.
We support the 10 principles of the UNGC, in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. As we actively work to instill these principles throughout YKK AP, we strive for an even higher level of sustainability management. Communicating information about these initiatives to our stakeholders as well, we are contributing toward the realization of a sustainable society.
As we continue striving to solve social problems through our business activities, we will be doing our best to achieve our Purpose to "We Build a Better Society through Architectural Products."

Human Rights
  • Principle 1:  Support and respect the protection of human rights
  • Principle 2:  Do not be complicit in human rights abuses
Labor
  • Principle 3:  Uphold the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
  • Principle 4:  Eliminate forced labor
  • Principle 5:  Effectively abolish child labor
  • Principle 6:  Eliminate discrimination in employment and occupation
Environment
  • Principle 7:  Take a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8:  Undertake initiatives to promote environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9:  Develop and popularize environmentally friendly technologies
Anti-Corruption
  • Principle 10:  Work against corruption in all forms, including extortion and bribery