President's Message

We are aiming to contribute to a sustainable society and develop our businesses further.

Nowadays, as power saving and lower environmental burdens have become major social issues on a global basis, the role of the GS Yuasa Group's products providing the function of "building up energy" has become more significant. I believe that the Group has been able to conduct business over the past 100 years because we have listened to voices from around the world, have flexibly dealt with social environmental changes and have continuously created new values.

In order to firmly succeed in this corporate mission, the Group signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) which matches the Group's philosophy and sense of values, in April 2018. The Group operating businesses globally intends to fulfill its social responsibilities as well as to pursue sustainable growth by aggressively promoting the Four Areas/Ten Principles that the UNGC asks companies to embrace, support and implement.

As the first step towards that, the Group clarified initiatives with high priority as the "CSR major theme (materiality)" in Fiscal Year 2017 by considering the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs indicate issues that must be solved by humanity as a whole as a common subject for both developing countries and advanced nations. The GS Yuasa Group regards the solution of these issues as a business opportunity and intends to grow sustainably by contributing to society. There are a wide variety of areas in which we can contribute: for example, the spread of the use of environmentally conscious vehicles with lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, expansion of the use of renewable energy generation such as solar power and wind power, and strengthening social infrastructures by preparing backup industrial batteries/power-supply equipment for emergency situations such as disasters.

We will continue to create various "innovations" through our business activities and contribute to the solution of global social issues as well as global environmental conservation, aiming at sustainable growth. By doing so, the Group will continue to grow as a company that is indispensable for society and people around the world for the next 100 years, making efforts to meet the expectations of our stakeholders

  • Osamu Murao

    President
    GS Yuasa Corporation

The Ten Principles of the United Nations 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.
  • <Labour>
  • 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.
  • <Environment>
  • 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.
  • <Anti-Corruption>
  • Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.