UN Global Compact

UN Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic initiative that helps companies align their business activities and strategies with ten universally recognized principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and the fight against corruption.

Our company signed on to the United Nations Global Compact in January 2009.

Signatories to the compact are required to report each year on their activities in support of their commitment to instill accountability, drive continuous improvement, safeguard the integrity of the UN Global Compact as a whole and contribute to the development of a repository of corporate practices.

The table below summarizes where these disclosures can be found on our website. In addition, this letter from our CEO serves as our statement of continued support for the initiative.

2016 COMMUNICATION ON PROGRESS

Index # Description Report Location/Direct Answer
Human Rights
UNGC-1
Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
UNGC-2
Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
Labor
UNGC-3
Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the rights to collective bargaining
UNGC-4
Businesses should support the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor
UNGC-5
Businesses should support the effective abolition of child labor
UNGC-6
Businesses should support the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
Environment
UNGC-7
Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
UNGC-8
Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
UNGC-9
Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
Anti-Corruption
UNGC-10
Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery