Ten Principles

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.

Human Rights

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.

Labour Standards

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.

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