Dentons Europe signs United Nations Global Compact

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November 11, 2020 – Dentons Europe has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The Global Compact seeks to create a global movement of companies committed to upholding responsible and sustainable business and leadership practices in order to make a positive impact on society.

As a signatory, Dentons Europe commits to aligning its strategy, culture and operations to the Ten Principles of the Global Compact in the area of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. The Firm also commits to engaging in collaborative projects, which advance the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. Dentons will publish an annual report to monitor its progress in the implementation of the Ten Principles.

“Making a positive contribution to the communities in which we live and work – through pro bono work, inclusion and diversity, and environmental sustainability – is an integral part of our strategy,” said Tomasz Dabrowski, CEO of Dentons Europe. “Joining the United Nations Global Compact is a cornerstone of Dentons Europe’s governance and sustainability strategy. We are committed to using this opportunity to ensure our strategy and operations are aligned to global best practices. We also look forward to collaborating with other signatories – many of which are our valued clients – in helping to make the world a better place.”

More than 15000 organizations around the globe – including businesses, public bodies, NGOs and others – have signed the UN Global Compact.

Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact

Human Rights

  • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Principle 2: Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses


Labor

  • 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 labor
  • Principle 5: The effective abolition of child labor
  • Principle 6: The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation

Environment

  • Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9: Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

Anti-Corruption

  • Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery


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