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 “The world is flat” (Friedman).

 

Never before globalization had such an influence on economy and human rights.

 

We respect the rights of human beings as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations. Our suppliers and we act according to the spirit of the declaration.

 

Since January 2011, Addit joins the UN Global Compact of the United Nations. The UN Global Compact is the world's largest initiative for corporate responsibility and sustainable development. Global Compact is a call directed to businesses to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Over 8700 member from 130 countries join the initiative of Global Compact.

Addit BV publishes an annual "Communication on Progress" (COP) on its actual initiatives and progress regarding the compliance and further implementation of the ten principles for all its stakeholders and the organisation of United Nations Global Compact.

Press the link below for our most recent COP.

http://www.unglobalcompact.org/COPs/detail/13995

 

 

The Ten Principles of Global Compact


Human Rights


Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and


Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.



Labour


Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the 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; and


Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.



Environment


Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;


Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and


Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.



Anti-Corruption


Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. 

 

 




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