Center for Advanced Economic Studis is new member of the world platform Global Compact United Nations. With more than 10,000 participants from over 145 countries, the Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative committed to the advancement of corporate social responsibility.
CEVES started with its activities by presenting research findings about Sustainable Development Goals at Assembly of Global Compact members in Serbia, held October 4th 2018 at Chamber of Commerce of Serbia.
The Global Compact is a framework for sharing expert knowhow and promoting the business practices of its participants, which are committed to aligning their operations with the ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. The Global Compact is not a regulatory instrument – it does not “police”, enforce or measure the behavior or actions of companies. Rather, the Global Compact relies on public accountability, transparency and the enlightened self-interest of companies, non-government organizations, civic associations and academic institutions to initiate and share substantive action in pursuing the principles upon which the Global Compact is based.
The Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set core of values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption with 10 Principles:
- Principle 1: respect and support for the protection of internationally recognized human rights
- Principle 2: Ensure that human rights are not violated during business
- Principle 3: Supporting freedom of association and the application of the right to collective bargaining
- Principle 4: Abolition of all types of forced and forced labor
- Principle 5: banning the employment of children
- Principle 6: eliminating discrimination in the workplace
- Principle 7: responsible access to the environment
- Principle 8: support for projects that protect the environment
- Principle 9: Participation in the development of non-environmental damage technologies
- Principle 10: the fight against corruption in any form, including extortion and briber