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SII GROUP SIGNATORY OF THE GLOBAL COMPACT

11-10-2017
SII GROUP SIGNATORY OF THE GLOBAL COMPACT

As part of its SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY APPROACH, and in its commitment to sustainable development, THE SII GROUP HAS JUST BECOME A SIGNATORY OF THE UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT.

The Global Compact is an initiative launched by the United Nations in 2000 following the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Global Compact’s objective is to work for a more stable and inclusive world economy that benefits people local communities and markets. It is a VOLUNTARY COMMITMENT FRAMEWORK through which companies, associations or non-governmental organizations are invited to respect TEN UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED PRINCIPLES, relating to human rights, to international labour standards, to the protection of the environment and to the fight against corruption.

Through this commitment, the SII Group expresses its desire to support and integrate these principles into its strategy, culture and daily activities, and to advance them in its area of influence and among its stakeholders: customers, employees, shareholders and investor, suppliers, and civil society.

As a signatory and in accordance with the Global Compact’s guidelines, the SII Group undertakes to publish annually a COMMUNICATION ON PROGRESS (COP), describing the actions taken to implement and promote these ten principles:


HUMAN RIGHTS

1 | Support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.

2 | Make sure not to be complicit in human rights abuses.

LABOUR STANDARDS

3 | Uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

4 | Contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour.

5 | Contribute to the effective abolition of child labour.

6 | Contribute to the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

ENVIRONMENT

7 | Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.

8 | Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.

9 | Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

ANTI-CORRUPTION

10 | Work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

 

For more information on the Global Compact: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/