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UN Global Compact Ten Principles

This publication provides a high-level overview of the key linkages between the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles and the seven core subjects of social responsibility defined by ISO 26000 (human rights, labour practices, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues, community involvement).

While not an exhaustive review of the numerous areas of alignment between the two initiatives, this publication shows that there is clear consistency – and that all UN Global Compact Principles are included in ISO 26000.

Download UN Global Compact – ISO 26000 connection

UN Global Compact participated intensively during the six year period of development of ISO 26000 and was part of the International Drafting Task Force, with expert Kernaghan Webb.


  • Introduction
  • Table: Linking UN Global Compact Principle Areas to ISO 26000 Core Subjects
  • Applying ISO 26000 “Guidance on social responsibility core subjects” to Drive Implementation of the UN Global Compact Principles
  • Annex 1. Table: UN Global Compact Principles and ISO 26000 Core Subjects
  • Annex 2. Table: ISO 26000 Core Subjects and the UN Global Compact Principles.

Here you can visit the UN Global Compact website