By signing the Global Compact, SafeBrands has joined a community of some 3300 companies of all nationalities in seeking solutions for a more humane and better accepted form of globalization.
The Compact was developed by the United Nations and comprises ten universal principles. These principles campaign for a better respect of human rights, employment law, the environment and the fight against corruption in business practice.
Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ILO Convention and the Rio Declaration made during the first Earth Summit, the Global Compact has a dual objective:
- To contribute to sustainable development by creating a network of partnerships and promoting good practice in the field,
- To promote globalization which benefits all based on the market economy.
French companies are the most involved in this process: by the end of the year 450 French companies should have ratified the Compact. Since 30 August 2006, SafeBrands has joined the ranks of the companies committed to a fairer and more respectful globalization.
To find out more, all of the Global Compact rules can be found here: www.unglobalcompact.org