Polpharma has joined the United Nations Global Compact

29.12.2016 News

Polpharma has joined the United Nations Global Compact

Polpharma has formally joined the United Nations Global Initiative, thus committing to follow and popularise the 10 UN Global Compact Principles, as well as to  prepare regular communication on progres. Polpharma President Markus Sieger was also appointed member of the Global Compact Network Poland Programme Board.

UN Global Compact is the largest initiative in the world which brings together sustainable development-oriented businesses. Since its launch in 2000 by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, more than 13,500 entities from 170 countries have joined in.

Its endorsement of the Initiative is yet another token of Polpharma’s strategic approach to sustainable development. UN Global Compact is a leading platform for the development, implementation and dissemination of corporate social responsibility policies, which links strategic business operations with 10 core principles of human rights, employee rights, environmental protection and fighting corruption. Through a broad range of activities, working closely with governments, public administration bodies, NGOs and research institutions, UN Global Compact drives:

- the dissemination of the 10 Global Compact principles in the business community across the globe,

- the pursuit of UN’s general goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals.

By joining the Initiative, Polpharma resolved to adhere to the 10 Principles of UN Global Compact.

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

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 corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

In implementing its corporate social responsibility strategy, Polpharma also pursues 6 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): 3. – Good health and well-being, 5. – Gender equality, 6. – Decent work and economic growth, 9. – Industry, innovation and infrastructure, 12. – Responsible consumption and production, 16. – Peace, justice and strong institutions.

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