Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

Published on 12.09.22
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Looking to begin your sustainability journey as a business leader? To build a more sustainable journey requires adoption of the right principles in order to carry out more responsible initiatives. The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact provide a framework that will guide you on how to establish more responsible business practices.

The following are the Ten Principles of The UN Global Compact:

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.

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.


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


Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Sources: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/what-is-gc/mission/principles

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