The UN Global Compact was launched in 2000 by the United Nations and is a global compact of what is now approximately 6,000 organizations. Its members have committed themselves to supporting human rights, abolishing discriminatory labor and social practices, improving environmental protection and fighting corruption in all its forms within their scope of influence.
By joining Global Compact in June 2008, Bilfinger has committed itself to conforming with the initiative’s ten principles in its business activities. The principles of Global Compact correspond to the values and fundamentals that guide our business transactions.
- Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights (Principle 1)
- and ensure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses (Principle 2).
- Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining (Principle 3)
- and, furthermore, work for the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour (Principle 4),
- the elimination of child labour (Principle 5)
- and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation (Principle 6).
- Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges (Principle 7),
- undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility (Principle 8)
- and promote the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies (Principle 9).
- Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery (Principle 10).