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UN Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is a voluntary multi stakeholder platform which convenes multinational companies to align against ten principles covering environment, anti-corruption, human rights and labour standards. Through the Global Compact, companies share best practice in order to become better, more sustainable businesses.

As a participant of the UN Global Compact, we support the 10 principles of the Global Compact and are committed to making them part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of the firm.

We also commit to issue an annual Communication on progress, a public disclosure to stakeholders on progress made in implementing the ten principles of the UN Global Compact, and in supporting broader UN development goals.

We are working on a pro bono basis with the United Nations and the UN Global Compact to support their long terms goals in the area of corporate sustainability and the role of business in supporting development objectives.

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.