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11.29.2005

Befesa adheres to the United Nations Global Compact

As of from November 8, 2005, the date on which the adherence document was signed, Befesa Medio Ambiente is a United Nations Global Compact participant. (www.pactoglobal.org).

The United Nations Global Compact is an ethical commitment initiative to encourage companies worldwide to include ten conduct and action principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption in their strategy and operation plans.

Its objective is to promote the creation of a global corporate citizenship that enables the conciliation of business interests and processes, with the values and demands of civil society, and also with UN, International Sector Organization, Trade Union and NGO projects.

In Spain, the United Nations World Compact has been warmly accepted by companies, trade unions, educational centers, and NGOs, which has enabled the creation of a significant movement in favor of its ten principles.

  • Human Rights
    • Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and.
    • make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
  • Labor Standards
    • Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
    • the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
    • the effective abolition of child labor; and
    • the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
  • Environment
    • Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
    • undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
    • encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
  • Anti-Corruption
    • Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.

Befesa is thus contributing to the creation of a global and corporate network, and continues to be at the forefront of any and all initiatives undertaken to promote the sustainable development of the planet and a healthier life for its inhabitants.