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Global Compact policy[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

The United Nations Global Compact is a business framework for human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption created by the United Nations. The framework requires member companies to report on their efforts to adhere to the principles of the framework.

Requirements of the Global Compact[edit | edit source]

Companies which sign the United Nations Global Compact should:

  1. support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights;
  2. make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses;
  3. uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  4. uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  5. uphold the effective abolition of child labour;
  6. uphold the elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation;
  7. support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  8. undertake initiatives to promote environmental responsibility;
  9. encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies;
  10. work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.