Corporate Sustainability: The 10 UN Global Compact Principles
However, there still needs to be some clarification around what Corporate Sustainability means.
It’s more than just the environment…
When we hear the word sustainability, it is common to think we are talking about the environment. The environment is fundamental, but Corporate Sustainability contains so much more that requires our focus.
Key areas of focus for businesses under their Corporate Sustainability strategies include focuses on ethical, social, environmental, cultural, and economic dimensions of business practice. Concentrating on these key areas provides a backbone for employee development and fosters better working practices and conditions.
Corporate Sustainability is often confused with Corporate Social Responsibility – it is important to note that the principles set for sustainability are different and frequently offered in a shorter term and with adjustable parameters than that of CSR.
Corps Security’s Company Values
Corps, working in partnership with vital third-party partners, have created a distinct set of principles that ensure it operates in ways that reach a minimum standard in areas such as human rights, labour, environmental and anti-corruption activities.
Corporate Sustainability principles are vital, but companies must be open to the scrutiny of those principles. Corps has engaged with third-party, specialist organisations to allow for regular, educated reviews of the codes but moreover to ensure we can demonstrate our commitment and good practice in the areas mentioned above and any other or future areas that the U.N. adds to its Global Compact Principles.
The Ten United Nations Global Compact Principles
The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact were derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.
To find out more about each of these principles, please visit: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/what-is-gc/mission/principles.
Are you interested in Corps’ policies and practices?
If you are interested in the policies and practices Corps have in place and how we are delivering on our promises in this area, please speak to your contact or give us a call, and one of our dedicated team would be delighted to discuss this with you.