Garrigues has been a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact since 2002.
The Global Compact’s Ten Principles are based on Universal Declarations and Conventions. When it was launched, the initiative had nine principles: two in the area of human rights, based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; four in the area of labor, inspired by the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; and three on environment, based on the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.
Midway through 2004, it became clear that there was a need to reinforce the nine existing principles with a tenth anti-corruption principle, based on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.
Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights, within their sphere of influence
Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor
Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labor
Businesses should support the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery