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United Nations Global Compact

NORDEN’s commitment to the United Nations Global Compact contributes to frame the CSR Direction and reporting priorities of the Company. Within CSR, the UN is an important global signpost, guiding companies in where the world is heading and what is expected of the private sector. NORDEN’s commitment to and support of the UN Global Compact, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights and more, all contribute to position NORDEN’s CSR activities in a global context.


NORDEN supports the UN Global Compact’s 10 principles and has integrated these principles into our CSR work. The 10 principles within the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption 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. 


  • 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. 


  • 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.  


  • Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

The UN Global Compact's ten principles enjoy universal consensus and 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
  • The United Nations Convention Against Corruption