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Toshiba: Toward Promoting CSR-oriented Management Worldwide - Corporate Social Responsibilities

CSR-oriented Management based on the UN Global Compact

Toshiba Group joined the United Nations Global Compact in January 2004, pledging to adhere to universal principles covering human rights, labor, the environment, and anticorruption in the course of business.
Reflecting our participation in the UN Global Compact, the Toshiba Group Standards of Conduct (SOC) was revised. Education on the SOC is thoroughly conducted to ensure that all executives and employees of Toshiba Group worldwide share these principles and comply with them.

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact:

Human Rights

  • 1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  • 2. Ensure they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labor Standards

  • 3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  • 4. The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
  • 5. The effective abolition of child labor; and
  • 6. The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


  • 7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  • 8. Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  • 9. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


  • 10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Addressing the Issues of Various Regions in the World

Toshiba Group, as a "corporate citizen of plant Earth," aims to contribute to society through our business activities; based on an understanding of the culture and customs of each nation and region, and respect for diversity.

Toward Promoting CSR-oriented Management Worldwide
In the Americas
In Europe
In China
In Asia