Ensuring the safety and health of workers throughout the supply chain can be a challenge, especially when suppliers operate in countries with inadequate safety protection. This document calls on business to invest in positive OSH measures to improve long term value and provides guidance for companies and their suppliers on improving safety and health in the workplace. It describes how promoting better occupational safety and health systems protects the well-being of workers, while reducing operational risks for both suppliers and buyers. Also included are practical examples from individual companies and descriptions of partnerships, initiatives and resources to assist companies in improving occupational health and safety.
Provides an overview of the Global Compact's Collection Action Project in partnership with five Global Compact Local Networks in Brazil, Egypt, India, Nigeria and South Africa.
This publication contains a collection of innovative examples of how Global Compact participants are taking action to address climate change.
Reviews the recent history of such partnerships, and makes recommendations for enhancing their effectiveness and scale.
Assist managers in fighting corruption and increasing transparency through presenting a collection of case studies from Africa.
Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and builds upon the UN Global Compact Progress Report. The report highlights insight and initiatives by Global Compact Local Networks around the world, presents snapshots of good practice from companies participating in the UN Global Compact and showcases initiatives that are advancing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
This report summarizes the discussions and outcomes of the forum and the concrete recommendations made by participants regarding how the private sector, governments and the UN can contribute to the Millennium Development Goals and Food Sustainability.
Report of the 10th International Business Forum on the topic "Business and the Millennium Development Goals: An Active Role for Globally Responsible Companies”.
This report illustrates and surveys how Global Compact companies based in the United Kingdom are contributing to development both in the UK and around the world.
Presents the business case for private sector adaptation to climate change in ways that build the resilience of vulnerable communities in developing countries – and provides useful guidance to business leaders and policymakers alike.
This report summarizes the proceedings of the UN Leadership Forum on Climate Change was convened on 22 September 2009, held in conjunction with the UN Secretary-General’s Summit on Climate Change. This meeting was held as a part of the UN Private Sector Forum event series.
This paper articulates the need to allow companies to contribute to water management efforts, to assist them instead of excluding them, and to insist that they operate in a manner that justifies their presence and is welcomed by local stakeholders.