Connection between the Global Compact Principles and the GRI indicators

The Global Compact is an initiative launched by the Secretary General of the United Nations at the end of the World Economic Forum in 1999. In his appeal, he invited the leaders of the world economy to support and disclose the nine universal principles related to human rights, labour and environment, to which, in 2004, a tenth principle was added: fighting corruption. Since then the network of organisations and businesses embracing the initiative and formally committing themselves, continue to enlarge.

Acea joined the ten principles in 2007, renewing its participation from year to year.

Below is a table containing the connection8 between the Global Compact principles and the GRI indicators, that shows the correlation and provides information as defined in the Communication on Progress, that every business is entitled to issue.

TABLE N. 3 - GLOBAL COMPACT- GRI CONNECTIONS

  GLOBAL COMPACT PRINCIPLESCORRESPONDING GRI INDICATORS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 
Human rights  1: Businesses are required to further and respect the human rights recognised universally within the ambits of the respective sphere of influence.  EC5; LA4; from LA6 to LA9; LA13; LA14; from HR1 to HR9; PR1; PR2; PR8  Pages 110 et seq.; 103 et seq.; 95 et seq., 108 et seq.; 102, 105 et seq., 119; 111; 26, 90 et seq., 94 et seq., 105 et seq., 114 et seq., 119; 40-43, 71, 95, 97, 127 et seq.; 175; 175 
  2: Businesses must ensure that they are;ot, even indirectly, party to the abuse of human rights.  from HR1 to HR9  26, 90 et seq., 94 et seq., 105 et seq., 114 et seq., 119 
Labour  3: Businesses are required to support freedom of association of workers and recognise the right to collective bargaining.  LA4; LA5; from HR1 to HR3; HR5  Pages 103 et seq.; 103 et seq.; 90 et seq., 94 et seq., 114 et seq.; 173 
  4: Businesses must uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.  from HR1 to HR3; HR7  90 et seq., 94 et seq., 114 et seq.; 174 
  5: Businesses must uphold the effective elimination of child labour.  from HR1 to HR3; HR6  Pages 90 et seq., 94 et seq., 114 et seq.; 174 
  6: Businesses must uphold the elimination of any form of discrimination regarding employment and profession.  EC7; LA2; LA13; LA14; from HR1 to HR4  Pages 171; 99 set seq.; 102, 105 s, 119; 111; 26, 90 et seq., 94 et seq., 105 et seq., 114 et seq., 119 
Environment 7: Businesses are required to have a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.  4.11; EC2; EN18; EN26; EN30  Pages 43, 163; 22 et seq., 134, 148 et seq.; 147 et seq.; 141, 162; 139 
  8: Businesses are required to undertake initiatives which further greater environmental responsibility.  PR3; PR4; from EN1 to EN30  Pages 59-64; 59-64, 66; 189 set seq., 74, 91, 128, 135 et seq., 137, 139, 141, 146-149, 154, 159 et seq., 162, 164 et seq., 177, Environmental Report 192, 194 
  9: Businesses are required to encourage the development and disclosure of technologies which respect the environment.  EN2; from EN5 to EN7; EN10; EN18; EN26; EN27; EN30  Pages 91; 74, 141, 146-149; 160; 147 et seq.; 141, 162; 177; 139 
Fight against corruption  10: Businesses undertake to fight corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.  from SO2 to SO6  Pages 39, 114, 123-126, 175 
ALL (1-10)  1.1; 1.2; from 4.1 to 4.10; 4.12; 4.13; 5 (DMA); SO5  Pages 5, 26 et seq.; 5, 22-27, 30 set seq.; 6, 35-39, 106, 111, 120, 170; 6, 28, 36, 42 et seq., 91, 106, 108, 124 et seq., 127, 135; 123, 125; 22 et seq., 26, 40-43, 51, 57, 76 et seq., 82 set seq., 90 et seq., 94 set seq., 99, 107 et seq., 110, 113 et seq., 117 et seq., 120, 126 set seq., 134, 159, 183; 123 set seq. 

8 This table has been provided by the UNGlobal Compact and Global Reporting Initiative, and it available online (www.unglobalcompact.org) in the document Making the Connection. The GRI Guidelines and the UNGC Communication on Progress.