United Nations Global Compact
Our Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
Sustainable Living Fabrics’ corporate strategy is driven by a proactive sustainability agenda that is more than just an environmental agenda. It is about social responsibility and it is legitimate, transparent and credible, embracing independently audited and certified environmental credentials as key criteria for true sustainability.
The 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they 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 labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
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: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Sustainable Living Fabrics is committed to the Global Compact principles of building sustainable markets, combating corruption, safeguarding the environment and ensuring social inclusion. The company recognises this is increasingly important for the long-term value for the business and a strong focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues drives a holistic approach to decision making from selection of suppliers to marketing and sales and end of life.
Sustainable Living Fabrics has committed to the Caring for Climate Change Platform and reducing and offsetting carbon emissions is a key component of its sustainability agenda. He has signed the CEO Water Mandate and although the company per se uses little water, preference is given to suppliers who support a clean water environmental policy and/or recycle water.
Sustainable Living Fabrics transparently embraces the United Nations Global Compact philosophy that sustainability is about comprehensive CSR to ensure that no activity of the business adversely impacts on any individual or community in terms of the ten international principles embracing not only the environment but human rights, labour standards and anti-corruption.