Basic Approach

Basic Approach

Group Philosophy

Since our founding in 1884, we have been working to create the technologies and products that society requires over the past 130 years. We consider it our mission to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society. We will continue to keep our eyes on the future as we work to live up to the expectations and trust invested in us by society.

Basic Policy and CSR Code of Conduct

Each of the companies in Furukawa Electric Group develops CSR activities in line with the following Group basic policy.

Furukawa Electric Group Basic Policy on CSR (Revised March, 2011)

Based on the Furukawa Electric Group Corporate Philosophy,

  • We will operate our businesses in harmony with society and the environment and endeavor to create social value through technological innovation, complying with laws, social norms, and ethics as a member of the international community.
  • We will strive to maintain and build sound and friendly relationships with all of our stakeholders and contribute to the sustainable development of society.

The CSR Code of Conduct defines fundamental rules of behavior for Furukawa Electric executives and employees to follow in conducting corporate activities based on the Group philosophy and from the perspective of corporate social responsibility.

Furukawa Electric Group Human Rights Policy

Based on the “Furukawa Electric Group Philosophy” and “Furukawa Electric Group CSR Code of Conduct”, Furukawa Electric Group (hereafter “the Group”) has respected human rights through the Group's business activities such as the establishment of “Furukawa Electric Group CSR Deployment Guideline for Business Partners” and the distribution of “CSR Compliance Handbook” among all officers and employees.

However, the various ESG (including human rights) items requested from stakeholders are rapidly increasing as dramatic changes in social situations and business environment, for example, the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) were adopted by the UN in 2015.

With the above in mind, in order to respect human rights of all stakeholders affected by the Group's business activities, the Group established the Furukawa Electric Group Human Rights Policy in January 27th, 2020.

United Nations Global Compact

Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. has been involved the United Nations Global Compact since February 24, 2020. For the sustainable growth of Furukawa Electric Group as a global company, we believe that the respect and implementation of the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact will build stronger foundations for our management and operation.

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

Human Rights
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed 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 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; 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; and
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.

Contact for inquiries about CSR

Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
Basic Approach

Basic Approach

Group Philosophy Since our founding in 1884, we have been working ...

CSR Code of Conduct

CSR Code of Conduct

Revised April 2019 1. Human rights 2. Labor practices 3. Envi...