GLOBAL COMPACT The Global Compact comprises 10 principles for social responsibility based on internationally ratified conventions for labour and human rights, as well as the environment and anti-corruption. The CSR initiative is universal and constitutes a “common language” across national borders, which can be adapted to companies’ specific needs and situations because of its flexibility and voluntary nature. Human rights 1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights. 2. The businesses should make sure they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Labour 3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining. 4. The businesses should support the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour. 5. The businesses should support an effective abolition of child labour. 6. The businesses should support the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. Environment 7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges. 8. The businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility. 9. The businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies. Anti-Corruption 10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. How AS3 utilise the Global Compact • As a framework for conducting CSR initiatives within the company and to ensure that our business partners support the principles of the Global Compact. • • As a basis for communication with the world around us – we want to convey our views on social responsibility and our work in this field. As a platform for dialogue with our clients and external business partners.
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