Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

Last updated: 2000

Principles that list how organisations should, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. The Ten Principles apply across all geographies in which the enterprise operates, and good practices in one area do not offset harm in another. They draw on several international declarations and other authoritative documents.

This resource calls upon organisations to:

  • Strategy: Align strategy with the Ten Principles prioritising societal needs such as the SDGs.
  • Governance: Incorporate the Ten Principles into operations to support the SDGs.