Entec are proud to participate in the UN Global Compact, a call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals.
Entec understand that corporate sustainability starts with our company’s value system and having a principled approach to doing business. In practical terms this means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet our fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. As a responsible business we must enact the same values and principles wherever we have a presence, be that a company or staff, and we know that good practices in one area do not offset harm in another.
By incorporating the Global Compact principles into our strategies, policies and procedures, and by establishing a culture of integrity with our staff, Entec companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to the people we interact with and our environment, we are setting out to ensure we deliver compliant long-term success.
The UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles 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.
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.
Entec Management will always review these principles in their dealings with staff and clients, they should ask themselves 4 key questions during negotiations:
1) Is what I propose fair and considerate of those I work with.
2) In what I propose likely to create hardship or enforce illegal labour practices through my negotiations.
3) Is what I propose likely to reduce or add to waste and carbon emissions.
4) Have I been clear that no inducement or personal benefit has been offered, in what I propose.