Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principles-based approach to doing business. The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact are the foundation of our work and joining the UN Global Compact involves a commitment to them from our organizations' highest-level executives to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

By incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.

The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact are derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

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

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.

Environment

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.

Anti-Corruption

Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Grady Crosby
Board Secretary and VP Public Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, Johnson Controls
Liz Forminard
General Counsel, Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson
Daniella Foster
VP & Global Head, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Consumer Health, Bayer
Chris Gray
Senior Director, Global Institutions, Corporate Responsibility, Pfizer
David Hackett
Ex-Officio Director and Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Evan Harvey
Board Treasurer and Global Head of Sustainability, NASDAQ OMX
Sanjeev Khagram
Ex-Officio Director and Director General and Dean, Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University
Jennifer Leitsch
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, CBRE
Rick Pearl
Board Chair and VP, Global Corporate Responsibility Officer, State Street
Gayle Schueller
Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M
Val Smith
Board Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Citi
Ann Tracy
Chief Sustainability Officer, Colgate-Palmolive Company
John Weiss
Senior Director, Company Network, Ceres
Chris Wellise
Chief Sustainability Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise