The idea of the creation of a shared and collective culture of development among all the world’s inhabitants is the basis of the UN Global Compact Principles. The Global Compact introduces universal principles and defines a brand new corporate responsibility based on full voluntarism. It emphasizes the necessity for the social and environmental sustainability of development and creates an opportunity for public, private and non-governmental organizations to come together around a common ideal within a network of corporate citizenship.
The significance of the private sector, which fundamentally determines the dynamics of the world economy, is increasing day by day. The Global Compact Principles are an appeal by the UN, which draws attention to the above-mentioned process, to the leaders of the business world to render the global economy sustainable, to support the creation of necessary environmental and social basis and to make global investments for the sake of all people around the world. This appeal was officially made in July 2000.
Aksa was the first Turkish chemical plant to sign the UN Global Compact Principles in 2006 and since then, the Company has voluntarily contributed to numerous projects that aim to support and increase awareness about the Global Compact on a large scale in Turkey.
Akkök Group, which aims to raise the level of its corporate responsibility approach to progressive norms, signed the UN Global Compact Principles in 2007. In doing this, Akkök Group integrated global principles into its activities and pledged to manage its work processes within a framework of respect for human and workers’ rights, in a clean society and within a carefully protected environment. During these two years, following a series of radical undertakings, Group companies have made the necessary transformations in line with global principles. Akkök Group will diligently carry on its activities under the UN Global Compact Principles.
The UN Global Compact Principles
1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights and
2. Make sure that they are not complicit with regard to human rights abuses. Labor Standards
3. Businesses should uphold freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
4. Eliminate all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
5. Effective abolition of child labor and
6. The elimination of discrimination with respect to employment and occupation.Environment
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 technology. Anti-Corruption
10. Businesses should work against corruption in all of its forms, including extortion and bribery.