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Elif, has decided to join the UN initiative, Global Compact.

Elif aims to make its corporate environment and social responsibility official by joining the United Nations Global Compact. Elif has forwarded its Letter of Commitment in July 2012.

Elif’s “Corporate Personality & Values” define the effective integration of ecological, economic and social engagement of the company and its representation of individual responsibility for the realisation and sustainability of successful business. As a global company making business in many different cultures, diverse environmental platforms and social attitudes, Elif adopts the importance of the UN Global Compact principles that are already obtained by the company in the way it conducts relations with employees, business partners and other stakeholders. For Elif, sustainable development is based on conducting business with consistent integrity and in compliance with the laws and regulations governing its activities, on environmental protection and social responsibility.

Elif is committed to making the Global Compact & its principles a part of its corporate strategy, culture and every day operations and engaging in collaborative projects that advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Millennium Development Goals.

The Global Compact is a voluntary code that is intended to put substance behind the interest of Elif in upholding fair, sustainable, responsible and ethical principles of conduct. The Global Compact was announced in 1999 as a UN initiative for the business community to help promote sustainable development in the world and lays down 10 principles in four important areas: human rights, labour rights, the environment and anti-corruption.

Elif’s commitment to sustainable development and corporate values are and will continue to be, reflected, promoted and implemented. Elif urges all of its suppliers, dealers, consultants and other business partners within its sphere of influence to adopt The UN Global Compact principles.

The Ten Principles

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 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.

Anti-Corruption

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

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