The signature process of the United Nations Global Compact is officially completed. Our Association entered the list of participants of “Global Compact Turkey”.
About the Global Compact
The initiative of Global Compact, which started with the call of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the business leaders at the World Economic Forum of 31 January 1999 to support the Global Compact, an international construction, aims to ensure that companies, public institutions, United Nations agencies, labour and civil society organizations gather and work in line with common vision, objectives and values.
The Global Compact seeks to spread the concept of responsible citizenship by leveraging the power of collective movement to ensure that institutions and organizations provide support to eliminate the negative effects of globalization. In this way, it aims to achieve its main vision, “a sustainable and inclusive global economy” by collaborating with the private sector and other social partners.
The Global Compact is a purely voluntary movement with two main objectives.
The Global Compact works on the basis of trusting that companies, public institutions, labor and non-governmental organizations will work in order to make their own future sustainable, with the purpose of realizing the principles on which the Global Compact is based. The Global Compact is a network. At its headquarters, the “Global Compact” Office and 6 UN agencies, i.e.. the Office of the Human Rights Commission, the UN Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, the UN Development Programme, the UN Industrial Development Organisation, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, are located.
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
Principle 2: Businesses shouldn’t be complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the workers’ freedom of association and collective bargaining.
Principle 4: Businesses should eliminate all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
Principle 5: Businesses should abolish any kind of child labour;
Principle 6: Businesses should eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
Principle 8: Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
Principle 9: Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.