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.

Use this resource to:

  • Set and revise objectives: Set objectives with reference to minimum safeguards on topics, such as human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. This initiative involves a fee for participation and requires organisations to produce an annual ‘Communication On Progress’ (CoP) that details their efforts to embed the Ten Principles into their strategies and operations, as well as to support societal priorities such as the SDGs.