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United Nations Global Compact

global_compactGreen Worldwide Shipping is a proud participant in the United Nations Global Compact. Green Worldwide first joined the Global Compact in August 2016. We are proud to support the ten principles of the Global Compact on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

Green Worldwide Shipping is committed to making the Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations of this company, and we commit to engaging in collaborative projects that advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals.

The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, and strives to use business as a force for good, as well as create a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to people, communities, and markets.

Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principled approach to doing business. By incorporating the Global Compact principles into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success. To achieve this, the UN Global Compact has created Ten Principles, 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 Ten Principles are:

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.

The United Nations Global Compact is made up of 9,146 companies in 168 countries, and Green Worldwide Shipping is a proud participant. For more information on the United Nations Global Compact, visit unglobalcompact.org. For more information on how Green Worldwide strives to uphold the mission of the compact, visit our website, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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