AURELIUS is supporting the UN Global Compact initiative
AURELIUS Group joined the UN Global Compact in March 2022 and we actively engage in this initiative. The Global Compact was founded in 1999 on the initiative of the then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in the aim of business and industry to be more closely connected to the work of the UN. Companies that sign the Global Compact commit to supporting ten principles on human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption.
The UN Global Compact is the world's largest and most important initiative for sustainable and responsible corporate governance. The UN Global Compact Netzwerk Deutschland (UN GCD) with more than 780 participants from business, civil society and politics supports companies in strategically anchoring sustainability on the basis of 10 universal principles and in contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact are derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption
As a member of the UN Global Compact, the AURELIUS Group is committed to upholding the following values and principles:
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.
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.
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.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Information and background on the UN Global Compact, link to the current AURELIUS UN Global Compact participation.