Participation in the UNGC

Leveraging its Position as a Global Manufacturer of Fine Chemicals to Support the UNGC

THE GLOBAL COMPACT WE SUPPORT

Seeking to fulfll its responsibilities as a member of the international community in a more proactive manner, in December 2010 the DIC Group pledged its support for the 10 principles put forth by the United Nations (UN), and became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).

Inaugurated in 2000, the UNGC is a voluntary initiative for companies that seek to achieve sustainable development worldwide. More than 13,000 companies and organizations have pledged their support for the UNGC in the belief that global sustainable development is possible if companies align their business practices with, and fulfll their social responsibilities in, 10 globally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and the prevention of corruption.

Applying the 10 Principles of the UNGC

The DIC Group Code of Business Conduct conforms with the 10 principles of the UNGC. The Group is capitalizing on its participation in this program to advance its operations around the world, while at the same time giving ever-greater consideration to the environment and human rights, with the aim of ensuring sustainability for global society.

10 Principles of the UNGC (offcial version)

Human rights Principle1 Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle2 make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Labour Principle3 Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle4 the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle5 the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle6 the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Environment Principle7 Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle8 undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle9 encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Anti-corruption Principle10 Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

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