Welcome to the Global Compact Nordic Network

On this website, you can find information about the UN Global Compact - the world's largest Corporate Citizenship initiative - and it's ten principles for responsible business practice. Specifically, you can read about the Global Compact Nordic Network that is made up by approx. 140 companies and business associations from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden; all signatories to the UN Global Compact. For information about activities related to the Global Compact in each of the five Nordic countries, please use the links at the upper right of this website.

Ban Ki-Moon

"Business practices rooted in universal values can bring social and economic gains."

 

Ban Ki-moon,
United Nations Secretary-General


 

HUMAN RIGHTS

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and 

Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. 

LABOUR STANDARDS

Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; 

Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;

Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and 

Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. 

ENVIRONMENT

Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; 

Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and 

Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies 

ANTI-CORRUPTION

Principle 10: Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.

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