Welcome to the Global Compact Network Romania

On this website, you can find information about the UN Global Compact – the world’s largest Corporate Citizenship initiative – and it’s ten principles for responsible business practice. Specifically, you can read about the Global Compact Network Romania, launched on March 15th 2015 by 22 participants, all signatories of the UN Global Compact, and their partners.

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The Ten Principles  


The UN Global Compact’s ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption enjoy universal consensus and 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
  • The United Nations Convention Against Corruption

The UN Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of:

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 all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.

News

Human dignity will be “the core of my work,” says UN Secretary-General António Guterres
On 12 December 2016, António Guterres was sworn in as the next United Nations Secretary-General. In his vision for the post, Mr. Guterres – a former Prime Minister of Portugal and UN High Commissioner for Refugees – has said that the world body is uniquely placed to connect the dots to overcome global challenges and further strengthen the nexus between peace and security, sustainable development and human rights policies. Read more...

Electrica joined Global Compact Network Romania
Electrica SA, the only romanian company in electric power distribution and supply of Romania, signed the UN Global Compact and joined Global Compact Network Romania. Read more...

UNGC Unveils “Making Global Goals Local Business” Strategy to Drive Responsible Business Activity on SDGs
The UN Global Compact unveiled a multi-year strategy to drive business awareness and activity that supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Read more...

The six steps to make for achieving the SDGs
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls for concerted efforts to stimulate private sector investment in numerous SDG-linked sectors: infrastructure development, health and education, agriculture and food security, and a host of other areas of social, environmental and economic challenges. Read more...

Now open: the public consultation about the national anticorruption strategy
The Ministry of Justice just opened the public consultation about the national anticorruption strategy. This initiative follows Principle 10 of the Global Compact Network, concerning the anticorruption fight in public and private organizations. Read more...