Global Compact programme
Global Compact, a business responsibility programme founded and managed by the UN has been operating since 2000. It was set up to engage internationally active companies to act responsibly in matters concerning human rights, labour and the environment, as well as to counter corruption in all its forms. The Global Compact programme includes 8,700 companies from more than 130 countries, and the number is growing steadily.
Global Compact is the world’s most extensive volunteer programme to promote sustainable development and corporate responsibility. It is based on ten generally accepted principles, under which companies are bound to tangibly develop their businesses. Many of these principles, such as respect for human rights, the eradication of child labour and labour discrimination, the promotion of environmental responsibility and the fight against corruption seem to be self-evident in Finland. The inclusion of these as a natural part of the cooperation with globally operating, responsible customers will, in the future, become increasingly important for Finnish companies targeting international networks, as well.
The Global Compact programme functions as the base of Pyroll’s sustainability strategy, strengthens stakeholder relationships and opens up doors to diverse networks.