Participation in the initiatives

NSG group collects information on sustainability and promotes proactive activities by participating in the initiatives as below.

Participation in the United Nations Global Compact

NSG Group has been an active participant in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) since January 2012. We support the ten principles of "Human Rights, Labor, Environment, and Anti-Corruption" advocated by the United Nations Global Compact, and practice them through all our business activities. These ten principles are in common with the NSG Group's Code of Conduct, which sets out corporate responsibility for society and the environment.

The UN Global Compact expects each company to demonstrate responsible and creative leadership in order to achieve sustainable growth of the world. The UNGC was advocated by Coffey Annan, the United Nations Secretary-General (then), at the 1999 World Economic Forum (Davos Conference), it was officially launched in 2000 at UN Headquarters. As of September 2020, more than 15,000 companies and organizations have participated worldwide.

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

TCFD consortium

In November 2021, the NSG Group expressed its support for the recommendations issued by the TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure), which encourage companies and organisations to disclose information on climate-related risks and opportunities. The Group is also a member of the TCFD Consortium, a forum for discussion among endorsing companies and financial institutions. The Group is continuously working to enhance its disclosures in line with the disclosure framework recommended by the TCFD, quantitatively assessing potential impacts based on climate-related risks and opportunities using climate scenario analysis.

CDP (Climate Change, Water)

Since 2011, the NSG Group has been disclosing information on climate change and water through its response to the annual CDP reporting, the global standard for corporate environmental disclosure.

By providing information to the CDP, we strive to ensure that diverse stakeholders, including investors and customers, understand how we address climate change and water-related risks and opportunities in our value chain and the specific impact of our products.

Click here for the latest response to the CDP Climate Change Questionnaire

Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership (JCLP)

The NSG Group is a supporting member of the Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership (JCLP), a group of companies working to achieve a sustainable decarbonised society. Through visiting international events such as the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, dialogue with experts, for example, the NSG Group keeps abreast of the latest information on global decarbonisation.

Sustainable Procurement Pledge (SPP), The League of Champions Group

In August 2023, NSG Group has joined the League of Champions group within the Sustainable Procurement Pledge (SPP), the first in world's glass manufacturers. SPP is an international non-for-profit organisation that aims to improve the activities of procurement and purchasing operations worldwide. Participation in the group provides access to information such as best practice, research and benchmarking, as well as networking with experts. Through its activities, the Group strives to achieve a sustainable supply chain.

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