As a responsible corporate citizen, the company has integrated the social, human, economic and environmental dimensions of its operations into relations with partners and staff, and strives for constant improvements and sustainable business growth.
In addition, since 2003 Dassault Aviation has been one of the first companies to join the Global Compact, the initiative launched by United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, to federate businesses, public organizations and civil society around ten principles in favor of a more viable and open economy.
While ensuring respect for these principles, Dassault Aviation also promotes them in its corporate documents (annual report, contracts to name a few )and among partners. Each year on the Global Compact website, the company describes its best practices as a concrete illustration of the Global Compact principles.
Contact: Jacqueline Meyson, advisor to the CEO
The Ten Principles of Global Compact
The UN Global Compact’s ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption enjoy universal consensus and are derived from:
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- The International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
- The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
- The United Nations Convention Against Corruption
The Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption:
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.
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;
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
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.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.