Law In Order is a proud participant of the United Nations Global Compact. The United Nations (UN) Global Compact exists to assist the private sector in the management of increasingly complex risks and opportunities in the environmental, social and governance realms.
The UN Global Compact seeks to embed the Ten Principles in markets and corporate boardrooms, for the benefit of both businesses and society around the world.
The Global Compact has two key purposes:
- To encourage the integration of its ten principles into responsible business practice; and
- To garner collective action of the UN Global Compact and its related UN initiatives.
Law In Order is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and is committed to demonstrating tangible actions to support the Ten Principles by submitting formal Communications on Progress on an annual basis. Please click here to see the letter from our Managing Director, Julian McGrath to the UN Global Compact.
The ten principles of the United Nations relating to the Global Compact:
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.