Supporting the UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact is a set of 10 voluntary principles in four areas, proposed by then UN Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan at the World Economic Forum held in January 1999.
The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
|Human Rights||Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights Principle 2: Businesses should 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: Businesses should eliminate all forms of forced and compulsory labour Principle 5: Businesses should effectively abolish child labour Principle 6: Businesses should eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation|
|Environment||Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges Principle 8: Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility Principle 9: Businesses should 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|