The United Nations Global Compact

Support of the United Nations Global Compact

In December 2017, Eisai announced its support of the United Nations Global Compact, a global initiative to realize sustainable growth in the international community.

Eisai's corporate philosophy is to give first thought to patients and their families, and to increase the benefits health care provides. Based on this corporate philosophy, all employees thoroughly conduct business activities in compliance with laws and ethics, and we aim to be a human health care (hhc) company capable of making a meaningful contribution under any health care system.

Eisai shall fulfill its contribution to the international community under its corporate philosophy, in accordance with the ten principles of the UN Global Compact in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.

What is the UN Global Compact


The UN Global Compact is a global framework proposed by Kofi Annan (Secretary-General of the United Nations at the time) in 1999 at the World Economic Forum (Davos Conference) held in Davos, Switzerland, and launched in 2000, for realizing sustainable growth. Various organizations, centered on corporations, are expected to act as good corporate citizens by demonstrating responsible and creative leadership.

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

Human Rights
  • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of human rights; and
  • Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
  • Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the 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; and
  • Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
  • Principle 7: Businesses should 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.
  • Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.