GCNI enables aligning of various stakeholders’ practices towards the Ten Universally Accepted Principles of UNGC in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti – corruption.

Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principled approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental requirement of sustaining through honest means. Thus, UNGC has a mandate to work on the following 10 principles.

In taking forward this agenda of the UNGC in the Indian context, the Indian local partner of the UNGC, the Global Compact Society was launched in December 2000 with the participation of leading Indian organizations. And, on 24th Nov 2003 in New Delhi, it was registered as a legal entity and was named as Global Compact Network India – the Indian arm of UNGC. Global Compact Network India (GCNI) is a platform, for businesses, private sector organisations, civil society organizations, public sector and institutions. As a network, GCNI enables aligning of various stakeholders’ practices towards the Ten Universally Accepted Principles of UNGC in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti – corruption.

Human Rights- Businesses should:

Principle 1: 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- Businesses should uphold:

Principle 3: 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 employment and occupation.

Environment – Businesses should:

Principle 7: support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

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

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

Principle 10: businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

 

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