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MA.2.a. Policy

Does the company have a policy statement in line with the Global Compact principles?

ABOUT THIS QUESTION

The company should adopt a written policy on its commitment to issues covered by the UN Global Compact Principles that should be approved by management and communicated to all employees and stakeholders. The company policy should be aimed at addressing the most significant impacts relevant for the company and aim at continuous improvement. 

 

The policy might be set at the enterprise level to provide direction for all employees (e.g., ethics policy to ensure all workers adhere to the anti-corruption principle) and at functional level (e.g. procurement policy to make certain that the company buys goods from suppliers with stringent human rights and environmental policies in place and that the company is not doing anything to undermine such policies).

ANSWER THIS QUESTION

First answer the following indicators (step 1) and then the main question (step 2).

Step 1. Answer the following indicators:

The company has a written policy covering respect for human rights, occupational health and safety, labour rights, environmental and anti-corruption issues.

The company's policy has been approved by top management.

The company's policy includes a commitment to meeting local legal requirements and international standards.

The company's policy includes a commitment to making continuous improvements in performance.

The company's policy includes contributing to local community development.

The results of the assessment of risk, opportunity, and impact are reviewed by senior management and inform the development of company sustainability goals, strategies, and policies.

Step 2. Answer the main question:

Does the company have a policy statement in line with the Global Compact principles?

 
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