THE TEN PRINCIPLES OF THE UN GLOBAL COMPACT
1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
2. make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
4. the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
5. the effective abolition of child labour; and
6. the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
8. undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
9. encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
The principles are derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.
In 2017 we adopted new policies to increase the awareness of our employees and those whom we do business with about the responsibility we have to integrate Global Compact's principles in our business strategy, culture and daily operations. Read more about our Code of Conduct and policies here.
In our Communication on Progress, part of our Annual Report for 2021, we describe our actions to reduce the environmental impact of our own business and that of our suppliers, as well as how we conduct an ethically sound business and create a safe work environment where diversity and equal treatment is a natural part.