UN Global Compact
UN GLOBAL COMPACT OVERVIEW
The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere.
Endorsed by chief executives, the Global Compact is a practical framework for the development, implementation, and disclosure of sustainability policies and practices, offering participants a wide spectrum of work streams, management tools and resources — all designed to help advance sustainable business models and markets.
To help realize this vision, the initiative seeks to:
- Mainstream the Global Compact’s Ten Principles in business strategy and operations around the world; and
- Catalyze business action in support of United Nations goals and issues, with emphasis on collaboration and collective action.
ENHAS as a United Nations Global Compact Member.
The United Nations Global Compact was launched in 2000. As a member of this network we have committed ourselves to providing leadership with respect, promote universal human rights, implement decent work practices, reduce environmental impact and ensure zero incidents of corruption within our operations and spheres of influence. In July 2010, our Chief Executive Officer Mr. Georges Tytens and the Federation of Uganda Employers launched a Ugandan local network that comprises 70 member companies today.
In summary, the Global Compact exists to assist the private sector in the management of increasingly complex risks and opportunities in the environmental, social and governance realms, seeking to embed markets and societies with universal principles and values for the benefit of all.
For more information about United Nations Global Compact, please visit: www.ungm.org.