Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principles-based approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Responsible businesses enact the same values and principles wherever they have a presence, and know that good practices in one area do not offset harm in another. 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:
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles & Rights at Work
Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and;
United Nations Convention Against Corruption
We see this as an extension to the Storylines 8 core principles and also our sustainability initiatives.
You can also see our listing and submission on the UN Global Compact website here.