Nikon nominated as one of 'leaders' by the investor coalition formed by signatories to the UN-backed Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI)

April 22, 2010

Nikon Corporation (Michio Kariya, President; Chiyoda ward, Tokyo) has been participating in the UN Global Compact (*1) initiative's ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption since July 2007. Since then, Nikon has been submitting the CSR Report that describes CSR activities of Nikon group companies annually to UN Global Compact office, and Nikon CSR REPORT 2008 received Notable status on Communication on Progress (Notable COP) (*2).

This year, Nikon is proud to announce that the investors who are signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment initiative (PRI) (*3) nominated Nikon as one of 'Leaders' for producing high-quality sustainability reports deemed useful for investors. This is the third year that the PRI-supporting investor coalition has engaged in such assessment since 2008, and in this year they have praised 44 companies in 20 countries as 'leaders' including Nikon.

Nikon strives to continue our commitment to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact as we carry out CSR-oriented business operations that are transparent and honest.

  • *1UN Global Compact
    Proposed by then United Nations Secretary General Kofi Anan in 1999 and officially installed in 2000 at UN Headquarters in New York. Seeks participating companies and organizations to voluntarily align their operations and strategies with the Ten Principles.
  • *2Notable COP
    Recognized by the UN Global Compact office based on the set criteria among the submitted Communication on Progress (COP) that is mandatory to all UN Global Compact participants who endorse the Ten Principles.
  • *3Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
    This initiative for responsible investment, which was developed by then United Nations Secretary General Kofi Anan, is comprised of six principles that urge the investment community to incorporate environmental, social, and governance criteria into their investment decision-making. This initiative is promoted by the combined effort of the UN Global Compact and the UNEP Finance.

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.