Human rights, international labor standards, the environment and the fight against corruption: HTS BIO has signed the UN Global Compact and is committed…
UN Global Compact: The Pact
As you know: the environment, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainable development are at the heart of our concerns. We do our best to integrate these three concepts into everyday life: in our product design, internally and in our relationships with our customers and partners.
In committing to the UN Global Compact, we have joined with 9,000 businesses in 167 countries that have already signed.
Commitment is based on four pillars:
- To respect the 10 principles below and adopt a continuous improvement approach
- Communicating with stakeholders and sharing our experiences, however modest they may be
- Publicly promote the pact by all means of communication available to us
- Working towards sustainable development
4 areas, 10 basic principles
The signatories are invited to adopt the 10 principles which establish the UN Global Compact:
I. Human Rights
1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
5: the effective abolition of child labor; and
6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
- Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Are we dreamers?
Perhaps. But we are also firm believers. With conviction and determination, we strive to improve each and every day, even though we are aware that the road is long.
The core values of the UN Global Compact are irrefutable: it is for everyone to do their best always, everywhere, unconditionally and without concession.
Learn more and become signatory of the UN “GLOBAL COMPACT”: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/