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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.

Daniella Foster
Board Chair; Executive Board Member, SVP & Global Head, Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability, Consumer Health, Bayer.
Paul Francisco
SVP & Chief Diversity Officer, State Street Corporation
David Hackett
Ex-Officio Director; Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Eunice Heath
SVP and Chief Sustainability Officer, CRH
Jennifer Leitsch
Managing Director, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young
Shobha Meera
Interim Treasurer; Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Capgemini
Michael Okoroafor
Chief Sustainability Officer, McCormick & Company
Gavin Power
Chief of Sustainable Development and International Affairs, PIMCO
Guly Sabahi
Senior Advisor, Climate Finance, NDC Partnership
Gayle Schueller
Board Vice Chair; Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M
Kristen Siemen
Vice President - Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors
Brian Tippens
Senior Vice President and Chief Social Impact Officer, Cisco
Ann Tracy
Board Secretary, Chief Sustainability Officer, Colgate-Palmolive Company
Global Compact Network USA is a nonprofit 501c3 corporation registered in Delaware and with an office in New York.
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