FEED Endorses UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact today welcomed FEED as a signatory and “participant in the global corporate citizenship initiative”.

GC_COP_ENDORSER_EN-rgbFrom the World’s Largest Corporate Sustainability Initiative

The UN Global Compact is a call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals.  Over 12,000 signatures in 170 countries both developed and developing, representing nearly every sector and size (8,000 companies and 4,000 non-businesses) have signed the Compact.

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles 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, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

The UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles 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, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption:

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 corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

With its Letter of Commitment to the UN Global Compact, FEED expresses its intent to implement the above-mentioned principles, as signed by its President Offie Bakker-Mananquil:

“We are committed to making the Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of our company, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals.  FEED will make a clear statement of this commitment to our stakeholders and the general public.”

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Act Globally, Engage Locally

As a signatory, FEED aims to to align its local initiatives – such as its partnership-driven Scholarships and Tree-Planting Programs for agro-forestry, fisheries and sustainability with the public, private and civic sectors of society – with national, regional and international targets and action on the ground.

For information on the UN Global Compact, see: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/

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