The Ten Principles
A framework for responsible business based on United Nations declarations and conventions.
The sustainability in a company starts with its value system and a principles. By incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact – focused on the areas of human rights, labour practices, environmental protection and anti-corruption – into their strategies, processes and operations, the organizations are taking the responsibility within the people and the planet, and are stablishing the basis for short and medium term success.
The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact become from four universally accepted declarations and conventions:
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
- International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work,
- Rio Declaration on Environment and Development,
- United Nations Convention Against Corruption.
Since the approval of the 2030 Agenda, in 2015, the UN Global Compact also encourages the companies to integrate the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into their strategies, processes and operations.