Our CSR in Context

Our CSR initiatives, UN Global Compact, UN SDGs 

– How they fit together

Our CSR strategy must be seen against a backdrop of our wider commitments to the UN Global Compact and the UN Global Goals. These are important global initiatives that offer a universal framework for how to approach our social, environmental and economic responsibilities. 


UN Global Compact Principles 1–10

Human rights

P1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and

P2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


P3: businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

P4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;

P5: the effective abolition of child labour; and P6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


P7: businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

P8: businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and

P9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


P10: work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.


Our four CSR pillars encompass
the UN Global Compact Principles
(P1-10), which together inform
our CSR statement


Sustainable Development Goals

We have been a proud member of the Global Compact since 2016. The Compact’s 10 Principles reflect accepted global best practice in four key areas: Labour, Human Rights, Environment and Anti-Corruption. We bring these Principles alive through our four CSR Pillars, as well in all relevant policies, guidelines and Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) in key functions such as Ethics & Privacy, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), and Procurement.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals provide businesses, governments and society with ambitions that seek to address the world’s challenges – from child poverty and education through to climate change and sustainable food systems. We are committed to playing our part, particularly in supporting maternal and child health targets under Goal 3: Healthy Lives and Wellbeing. We also have a role to play in Goals 5, 13 and 17.