Welcome to the UN-Global Compact Network Georgia

 

The Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative as well the most concrete forum for the cooperation between the UN and the business community. It was established in 2000 to engage business leaders, UN agencies, labour organizations and civil society groups in the promotion of sustainable and responsible business practices.

The work of the Global Compact is centred on ten internationally agreed principles  in the areas of human rights, labour standards, environmental sustainability and anti-corruption.

 


Ban Ki-Moon

"Business practices rooted in universal values can bring social and economic gains."

 

Ban Ki-moon,
United Nations Secretary-General


 

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. 

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 all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.