Committed to UN Global Compact Principles22 July 2019
AOC has been participating in the United Nations Global Compact corporate sustainability initiative, demonstrating its commitment to align its strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals.
UN Global Compact aims is to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create a better world. To make this happen, the UN Global Compact supports companies to:
- Do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with Ten Principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption (https://www.unglobalcompact.org/what-is-gc/mission/principles).
- Take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.
AOC already joined the United Nations Global Compact corporate sustainability initiative in 2016 and is actively working to make these Ten Principles integral to its business strategies and operations.
Set the Stage for Long-term Success
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, labor, 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: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.
The full listing of AOC on the UN Global Impact web site can be found under https://www.unglobalcompact.org/participation/report/cop/create-and-submit/active/425746
Welcome letter from Lise Kingo (Executive Director of UN Global Compact) can be found here.