The ten universal principles of the UN Global Compact covering the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption outline the core values participant organizations are required to embrace, uphold and incorporate into their strategies, policies and procedures. Through their commitment, signatories of the UN Global Compact contribute to a fairer, more sustainable global economy.
Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
the effective abolition of child labour; and
the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.