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.
"Business practices rooted in universal values can bring social and economic gains."
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.
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.
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
Principle 10: Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.