DQS CFS has joined the United Nations Global Compact and committed itself to upholding the Global Compact principles. The Global Compact is a voluntary initiative to promote sustainable development and good corporate citizenship. With over 8,000 signatories, the Global Compact ranks among the largest corporate responsibility initiatives in the world.
By signing the Global Compact, DQS CFS commits itself to implementing and maintaining the ten guiding principles. DQS will also publish an annual report, to provide stakeholders with an overview of the current status of the principles within the organization. The so-called Communication on Progress (COP) Report will outline the measures DQS takes to ensure that the ten guiding principles are respected on all levels of the organization.
The ten principles are:
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 are asked to 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.
DQS will make its COP report publicly available within one year after joining the Global Compact. Keep an eye on our website! To learn more about the United Nations Global Compact, click here.