But this initiative isn’t just about talking the talk or collecting logos for our website footer. The United Nations Global Compact is for businesses that can’t help but be competitive with themselves. Each year, members of the compact are required to report consistent and measurable improvements in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. Specifically, on the 10 areas listed below:
1 Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
2 Businesses should 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.
What we appreciate about this system is that it will challenge us at Outland Denim who, if you will allow us a moment to boast, have been described as the world’s most humanitarian denim brand, to push ourselves even further to reach the requirement of not just maintenance, but improvement annually.
This report is published online, and will be made available to all Outland Denim stakeholders including you, our amazing customers and advocates. So, in August of each year you can expect our progress report to arrive in your inbox, or newsfeed, or here on the Outland Journal; and we look forward to sharing with you each year the innovative, impactful, and clever ways our team are doing things in ways they haven’t always been done.
Learn more about the UN Global Compact by visiting their website here.
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