UN Global Compact – The 10 Principles

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      Since 2013, voestalpine has been committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.

      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.

      Labor standards

      Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the right to freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

      Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and bonded labor;

      Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labor; and

      Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

      Environmental protection

      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.