The UN Global Compact is an accord between the United Nations and business for co-operation and promotion in upholding a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, environmental practice and anti-corruption. These values are reflected in ten principles.
Rio Tinto and the UN Global Compact
Rio Tinto is a founding member of the Global Compact having become a signatory in 2000. More than ten years on we remain committed to the ten principles of the Global Compact which are reflected in our policies, standards and guidance.
We communicate our progress (COP) annually in implementing the ten principles which cover four key areas: human rights, labour standards, environment and anti-corruption. We have made our COP widely available to stakeholders. The COP contains a statement of support from our chairman, a description of practical actions on each principle and outcomes achieved.
Rio Tinto is an active member of the UK and Australian Networks of the Global Compact and a member of the UK and Australian Network’s Advisory Groups.
We regularly participate in Global Compact working groups and events such as the Human Rights’ Working Group, the Local Network meetings and the Leaders Summits (Geneva 2007 and June 2010).
Read our 2011 Communication on Progress.