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The WHC Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary agent driving globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere. Never before have the objectives of the international community and the business world being so aligned. Common goals, such as building markets, combating corruption, safeguarding the environment and ensuring social inclusion, have resulted in unprecedented partnerships and openness among business, government, civil society, labour and the United Nations.

Many businesses recognize the need to collaborate with international actors in the current global context where social, political and economic challenges (and opportunities) –whether occurring at home and/or in other regions – affect companies as never before, and which of course required a redress with strategic mechanism and plan of action. This ever-increasing understanding is reflected in the growth of the WHC Global Compact, and the entire WHC SYSTEM, which today stands as the largest specialized corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative in the world –with hoping to 10,000 corporate participants and stakeholders from over 202 countries around the world.

The WHCGC social page is a platform for people to connect, learn and advance sustainability issues linked to the Compact. Dialogue and collaboration is encouraged among all participants. In addition, news and events related to the Compact will be featured here.

The world's largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative http://www.whchq.org/compact


The Ten Principles:

  • 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 Standards
    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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WHC 2018
08 March 2018
Republic of India

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