The Global CompactThe Global Compact was set up in 2000 by the United Nations, following an initiative by its secretary general, inviting businesses to improve their social responsibility and take an active part in sustainability efforts. The Compact asks businesses to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of 10 core principles in human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. In 2014, more than 12,000 members from 145 countries joined the Compact. Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE, chaired the French Global Compact network until 2013. As of January 1, 2014, 1000 French companies and organizations have joined the Global Compact.

ENGIE enacts the ten principles of the UN Global Compact

Since 2010, ENGIE has released a progress report concerning these commitments. Information on the 21 criteria for joining the “Global Compact advanced” is listed on the Global Compact website.





PRINCIPLES OF THE GLOBAL COMPACT                                                                         
Principle 1

Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights, within their sphere of influence

Principle 2       

And make sure that their companies 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 labor

Principle 5

The effective abolition of child labor

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

Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility

Principle 9

Businesses should encourage the development and distribution of environmentally friendly technologies

Principle 10

Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery