Cooperation and shared commitments play a key role in building more just and sustainably operating societies. UN (United Nations) Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative which engages already over 9,500 companies. Global Compact aims to mobilize a global movement of sustainably operating companies in order to create more sustainable world.
Metsä Group has been committed to Global Compact and the initiative’s ten principles concerning human rights, labour rights, environment and anti-corruption since 2003. Also Metsä Group’s sustainability principles are based on these globally acknowledged principles.
The reporting on how the principles of Global Compact have materialized in our operations (Communication on Progress) is included in our annual Sustainability Report.
The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
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 corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.