UN Global compact

Gurit supports the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. We are committed to making the UN 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.

Gurit has joined the UN Global Compact in February 2020 and commits to report on progress in its Sustainability Report 2020 and annually thereafter.

Rudolf Hadorn
CEO, Gurit
February 2020

What is the UN Global Compact?

The UN Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative with over 13 000 participants in 170 countries. The UN Global Compact was announced by Kofi Annan in January 1999. Its aim is to promote responsible business practices and UN values among the global business community

The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact

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 labour;

5 The effective abolition of child labour; and

6 The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


7 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.

The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact 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.