Hamamatsu News 2 / 2017

The United Nations Global Compact Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has signed the United Nations Global Compact proposed by the United Nations and become a registered participant on August 18, 2017. The United Nations Global Compact is a voluntary initiative of the United Nations to encourage companies and organizations to engage in the establishment of a global framework to achieve sustainable growth and act as good members of society by demonstrating responsible and creative leadership. Participants support the Ten Principles in four areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and make continuous efforts to achieve sustainable development. The 10 principles This initiative proposes 10 principles that registered companies respect and support to help create a sustainable world. Hamamatsu will continue to grow further, making every member of our organization ever more able to contribute to the betterment of society by creating new industries with photonics technology. A strong message from Hamamatsu Photonics: We as a global company uphold the following principles of the United Nations Global Compact and contribute to sustainable growth of society. 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 discrimina­ tion in employment and occupation. Labour Standards Human Rights Technology Days 2017 Chasing Photons in X-ray and Infrared We are delighted to announce the 4 th Hamamatsu Photonics Technology Days; a series of free-of-charge, one-day events held across Europe. We are delighted to have secured the following leading experts: n Dr. Jose Pozo, PhD, EPIC Technology and Business Trends in Photonics in Europe n Prof. Dr. Markus Sigrist, Institute for Quantum Electronics, ETH Zurich Sensing by Infrared Laser Spectroscopy n Prof. Dr. Peter Seitz, Hamamatsu Photonics Europe, ETH Zurich, EPFL X-rays – See further than with VIS-NIR n Dr. Dieter Renker, CERN / PSI /TU Munich Latest developments in SiPM / MPPCs Company News