NSHD and Nippon Gases have signed the UN Global Compact

Madrid, February 2022
Press Release
Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation and Nippon Gases sign the UN Global  Compact, a voluntary effort to contribute to a more sustainable society.


As part of our commitment to sustainability, Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation (hereafter “NSHD”) - our parent company based in Japan - and Nippon Gases have joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative (hereafter “UNGC”).


Both the global group and its European company registered as members in January 2022, at which time NSHD also joined the Global Compact Network Japan.


What is the UN Global Compact?

UNGC is a voluntary effort by companies and organisations to act as good members of society and participate in the creation of a global framework for sustainable growth by demonstrating responsible and creative leadership. Companies and organisations that have signed the UNGC are required to adhere to and practice ten principles related to the four areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption in developing their corporate strategies and activities.

By signing the UNGC, we clearly express our corporate stance and will further promote initiatives to contribute to a sustainable society based on our Group Vision: 
We aim to create social value through innovative gas solutions that increase industrial productivity, enhance human well-being and contribute to a more sustainable future”.


2. The four areas and the ten principles of the UN Global Compact






Businesses should

Principle 1. Support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed Human Rights;

Principle 2. Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


Businesses should

Principle 3. 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;

Principle 6. The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


Businesses should

Principle 7. Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

Principle 8. Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility;

Principle 9. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally-friendly technologies.


Businesses should

Principle 10. Work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.


As a participant of the initiative, we encourage you to visit our profile on the UN Global Compact website.


To learn more about our long-term sustainability commitment visit nippongases.com or download our Sustainability Report at nippongases.com/sustainability-report.


For more info about Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation visit nipponsanso-hd.co.jp