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Tokyo - The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., signed in May the United Nations Global Compact (GC), a UN initiative encouraging companies to conduct their business activities with sustainability and responsibility.
In so doing, Yokohama said it embraces and will support and observe the GC's ten principles of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
First announced by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 1999 and officially launched at UN Headquarters in New York in 2000, the UN Global Compact is the world's largest CSR initiative. Approximately 145 countries and more than 9,500 companies/organizations (about 6,500 of which are companies) participate in it.
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Press release from Yokohama