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Kubota Corporation Participates in the UN Global Compact

February 29, 2024
Kubota Corporation

Kubota Corporation (Head Office: Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan; President and Representative Director: Yuichi Kitao; hereinafter “the Company”) signed the UN Global Compact (hereinafter “the UNGC”), the world’s largest sustainability initiative* to build a healthy global society with the United Nations and private companies and organizations joining hands, and was registered as a participating company on January 31, 2024.

  • Officially launched in 2000 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the UNGC is the world's largest sustainability initiative signed by over 15,000 companies and over 4,000 organizations from more than 160 countries and with more than 60 local networks (as of January 2024).
  • The UNGC is a voluntary initiative where companies and organizations act as good members of society and achieve sustainable growth while exercising responsible and creative leadership.
    Participating companies and organizations are required to help meet the United Nations’ objectives and challenges presented as sustainable development goals (SDGs), in line with the UNGC’s 10 principles in four areas: the protection of human rights, the elimination of unfair labor practices, approaches to the environment, and the prevention of corruption.
  • We are making ESG-conscious efforts to continue to be a sustainable company. Our business areas "food, water, and the environment" are to support people’s livelihoods continuously, and our business activities themselves are deeply related to sustainability.
  • Toward realizing our long-term vision "GMB2030," we identify four categories of materiality, including resolution of environmental and social issues through our business, and 12 points of materiality that are further segmented these categories. We will enhance corporate value in terms of both economic and social value and realize "GMB2030", contributing to the survival of a beautiful global environment and the development of a sustainable society.
  • In December 2023, we set the Kubota Group Human Rights Policy, which follows to the United Nations "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights", declaring that we respect the human rights of all people, not limited to our group’s executives and employees, who are affected by our own business activities.
  • The Kubota group will continue to promote ESG management and disclose information to all stakeholders with an open and transparent attitude to build relationships that allow us to gain their empathy and participation.
  • A sustainability initiative refers to action guidelines and strategies to aim for sustainable development.

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