For pursuing our vision of sustainable trading, the ARTEBENE Group joined the UN Global Compact Initiative for corporate social responsibility in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. To become a member of this initiative, we have undertaken to follow the 10 principles published by the United Nations. These principals are an integral part of our business relationships and of the ARTEBENE Purchasing Guidelines. As is customary in any good partnership, we agree in writing with our suppliers upon respecting the principles and we maintain our contacts by visiting them regularly at their sites.
The UN Global Compact's 10 Principles
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.