The GPM Sustainability Alliance is a platform for project management organizations, chapters, associations, communities of practice, and clubs to pledge their support to advance sustainability in project management and the UN Global Compact's 10 Principles.
GPM, as a member of the UN Global Compact who’s policy framework for the development, implementation and disclosure of sustainability principles and practices, related human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption, is deeply rooted in how we approach project management and is taught in our educational programs, pledged to advance these principles within our sphere of influence which extends to all corners of the globe.
With hundreds of Project Management Member Associations, Chapters, Communities of Practices, and University Clubs active throughout the world, we would like to provide as part of our annual report to the UN Global Compact the growth in support of sustainability in project management to build a more sustainable and inclusive global economy.
The Ten Principles
The UN Global Compact's ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption enjoy universal consensus and are derived from:
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- The International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
- The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
- The United Nations Convention Against Corruption
The UN Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption:
- 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.