Alpina Capital is pleased to announce the member approval of the Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein, which is the official platform of the UN Global Compact in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. UN Global Compact seeks to mobilize and motivate businesses to engage in corporate responsibility and sustainability.
UN Global Compact supports companies in aligning their corporate strategies, operations and their culture with the UN Global Compact Ten Principles (human rights, labor standards, environment, anti-corruption) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
THE TEN PRINCIPLES OF THE UN GLOBAL COMPACT
Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system. Responsible businesses enact the same values and principles wherever they have a presence, and know that good practices in one area do not offset harm in another. By incorporating the Ten Principles into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.
How companies operate
- Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
- make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
- Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
- the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
- the effective abolition of child labour; and
- the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
- Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
- undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
- encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
- Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
What companies achieve