UN Global Compact is the world’s largest sustainability initiative – a call to companies around the world to align their strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and to take action to advance societal goals.
Setting off in the international declarations of human rights, rights at work, environment and development declarations and conventions against corruption, the UN Global Compact has set up ten CSR principles for companies:
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 discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
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.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
All access2innovation association members are obliged to follow the Global Compact principles.
Read more at https://www.unglobalcompact.org