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Organization Name

VINCI

Case Story Title

New clause in framework contract invites compliance with the Global Compact

Case Story Date

2005/01/07

Issues Addressed

  • Principle 1 - Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Principle 2 - Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
  • Principle 3 - Businesses should uphold freedom of association & effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • Principle 4 - The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
  • Principle 5 - The effective abolition of child labour
  • Principle 6 - Eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
  • Principle 7 - Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8 - Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9 - Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
  • Principle 10 - Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.
  • Supply Chain Sustainability

Case Story Category

Partnership Project

Countries of Impact

Case Description

In a natural extension of its commitment, VINCI’s new framework contract with suppliers has included a Global Compact compliance clause since February 2004.

The clause lists the 10 principles.
In addition, with a view to promoting the exchange of best practices between VINCI and its suppliers, the Purchasing Coordination has included a further commitment, asking suppliers to inform VINCI of:
- any request or action which, arising from the signed contract, is not consistent or compliant with the 10 principles;
- any initiative they take to promote or uphold the 10 principles as part of their business activity;
- any decision to participate in the GC.Since February 2004, VINCI’s frameworks contracts with suppliers include this clause.

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