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November 26, 2009

Rengo Joins the UN Global Compact

UN Global Compact logoRengo recently become a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact.
The Global Compact, proposed by former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, was launched in 2000 as a program that calls on companies and other organizations worldwide to support and actively implement ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption.

Rengo, with its origins in the production of environmentally friendly corrugated materials, has been committed to both people and the environment; and has sought, as a packaging solutions company, to provide customers with value-added packaging, while contributing to society by optimizing the flow of products through the distribution process.

Rengo fully supports the Ten Principles of the Global Compact and pledges to carry out its duties as a good corporate citizen in accordance with the spirit of those principles.

 

The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact

Human rights
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.

Labour
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.

Environment
Principle 7 Businesses are asked to 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.

Anti-corruption
Principle 10 Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

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