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Framework of Global Society and Sustainability of Japan Post Group

Framework of Global Society and Sustainability of Japan Post Group

Participation in the UN Global Compact

Japan Post Holdings joined the United Nations Global Compact in May 2008.
The UN Global Compact is the international framework advocated by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the World Economic Forum on January 31, 1999, that calls for affiliated companies to practice the Ten Principles in four areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption, within their sphere of influence.
As of July 2015, more than 13,000 organizations (including approximately 8,300 companies) from about 160 countries are involved in this initiative. Each company aims to bring positive changes to the world by observing and implementing these principles while executing business.

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

Human Rights

  1. Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  2. Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


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


  1. Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  2. Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  3. Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


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

Initiatives for Achieving SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are global goals that were adopted at the UN General Assembly in September 2015 to end poverty and pursue a sustainable future. Aiming to solve global issues by 2030, SDGs are comprised of 17 goals and 169 specific targets to achieve the goals.

Japan Post Group has selected its CSR Priority Issues (Materiality) in the three fields of local communities, the earth and people, which are key themes of Japan Post Group CSR Basic Policy, and promotes activities linked with SDGs. In addition, the Group includes SDGs in the framework of its management strategy in Japan Post Group Medium-Term Management Plan 2020 announced in May 2018, in its efforts to integrate its management strategy with initiatives for achieving SDGs.

Priority Issues Future Vision Measures FY2021/3 Targets
  1. Provision of universal services
Provide products and services necessary for every stage of life based on a post office network that is essential to the infrastructure of society and prioritizes the livelihood of customers
  • Maintenance of post office network and provision of universal services
  • Provision of universal services through a seamless post office network

Together with local communities

  1. Promotion of healthy living
  2. Development of the next generation
  3. Development and revitalization of regional communities
Create a secure and prosperous society where everyone can live a safe and healthy life, and a sustainable society that will lead us into the future
  • Expansion of Watch Over Service
  • Promotion of Radio Exercise
  • Promotion of Kampo Platinum Life Service
  • Promotion of letter-writing
  • Financial education (on-site lessons at elementary and other schools, and Japan Post Bank Piggy Bank Design Contest for Children)
  • Partnerships with local municipal organizations
  • Continued promotion of Watch Over Service and other services

Together with the Earth

  1. Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  2. Effective use of resources and reduction of waste
Actively contribute to society through corporate activities that take into consideration climate change and global warming
  • Regeneration of regional communities through development of green areas
  • Support for environmental conservation activities through expanded use of nonpassbook general accounts
  • Implementation of donations based on online provision of contract guidelines and policy conditions
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions by 47,000tons (4.4%) compared to FY2017/3

Together with people

  1. Development of human resources
  2. Workstyle reform
Create an environment where each and every employee is motivated to actively demonstrate their full capabilities
  • Training in accordance with career paths (training by level, frontline leader training, etc.)
  • Group joint training (for transferees, newly appointed executives, etc.)
  • Promotion of active participation of female employees (promotion to higher positions including management, etc.)
  • Promotion of employment of people with disabilities
  • Acceleration of understanding of gender diversity (LGBT)
  • Promotion of child and family care leaves
  • Workstyle reform (reduction of working hours, etc.)
  • Promotion of employee physical and mental health maintenance and improvement
  • Target percentage of women in management
    Japan Post Holdings:11% or more
    Japan Post: 10% or more
    Japan Post Bank:14% or more
    Japan Post Insurance: 14% or more
  • Achievement and maintenance of Group target employment rate of 2.5% for people with disabilities

9. Fair business practices

Require transparent management, comply with regulations, and contribute to the development of society and the local community
  • Thorough Group-wide compliance
  • Elimination of relationships with antisocial forces
  • Zero internal criminal activity
  • Continued elimination of relationships with antisocial forces

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