Collaboration with International Society

Participation as a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact

FamilyMart signed on to the United Nations Global Compact in  September 2017.

The United Nations Global Compact is a global initiative to realize sustained growth in the international community based on ten principles in the four areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

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.

Please refer to the official website of Global Compact Network Japan

The Promotion of ISO 26000

ISO 26000 (Guidance on social responsibility) is an international standard that was established on November 1, 2010, after discussion amongst stakeholders with various backgrounds from over 90 different countries and regions.
Our Sustainability Policy references the 7 Core Subjects established by ISO 26000. As we move forward, we will remain aware of our social responsibility, and promote sustainability efforts through our business.

7 Core Subjects of ISO 26000

  Sustainability Policy Related 7 Core Subjects
- preamble Organizational governance
1 We get involved in activities that lead to the development of local communities and contribute to better lives for everyone. Community involvement and development
2 We provide products and services with consideration for safety, reliability, and health and construct the supply chain in accordance with fair business practices with our business partners. Consumer issues
3 We endeavor to give consideration to the global environment, nature, and biodiversity, prevent global warming, and form a recycling-oriented society. Fair operating practices
4 We endeavor to support the development of the next generation together with local communities so that the children who will be responsible for the future can grow up healthily and happily. The environment
5 We respect people and their rights regardless of their race, nationality, religion, gender, etc. and promote business activities which offer job satisfaction and enable all of the people involved in the business to be successful. Human rights
6 We comply with international norms and the laws and norms in the countries and regions in which we develop our businesses, and carry out our business activities faithfully. Labour practices

Towards the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were established at the United Nations Summit in September 2015 as an action plan towards the prosperity of mankind, as well as the Earth. It aims to achieve various objectives with regards to issues like poverty, starvation, health and social welfare, sustainable production and consumption, and climate change, by 2030.

As a retailing company that continuously provides new value to customers, FamilyMart contributes to the sustainable development of society and contributes to achievement of the goals in the SDGs through working on the solution of social issues and alleviating impact on the environment.

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