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Official launch of Global Compact Network Finland on 12 October

The official launch of the Finnish Global Compact network will take place on October 12 from 10:00-13:00 in Helsinki....

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Global Compact Network Norway – founding general assembly 15 October

  The Norwegian network will be launched on 15 October 13:00-16:30 in Oslo. See agenda and practical information below....

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The Global Compact Network Sweden is launched!

The Global Compact Network Sweden was officially launched on 22 March in Stockholm, Sweden. Its Launch ceremony was attended...

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The Ten Principles

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.


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.

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Join the UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact is the world's largest sustainability initiative. It is a call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals.

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