The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) unites 10,453 companies across 161 countries in the struggle to reverse detrimental human effects on society and the planet. As the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, companies that commit to the UNGC support their 10 principles related to protecting human rights, upholding ethical labor conditions, protecting the environment, and combating corruption.
I’m proud to share one of our first Corporate Responsibility milestones as a new company: NortonLifeLock has reaffirmed our commitment to this more than twenty-year-old compact.
The UNGC encourages “a culture of integrity. . . from strategy to operations,” and requires businesses to operate responsibly in alignment with its ten principles. The compact is more than a signature on paper—it requires organizations to engage in actions that support society, report on their efforts, and become involved locally.
It requires institutional buy-in from board members and executive team members that will lead to UNGC principles being embedded into every facet of our business. Most importantly, the compact asks participants to look beyond their own business goals, to work together to expedite global change.
Symantec signed on to the UNGC in 2006, participating in the Global Compact LEAD initiative, a leadership platform within the compact, whose members have been identified for high levels of engagement as an UNGC participant. Symantec was also proud to be a founding signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP), a partnership initiative of UN Women and UN Global Compact that required adoption of an additional seven principles in order to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.
NortonLifeLock CEO Vincent Pilette’s recommitment to the UNGC is an exciting and significant first step in ensuring our new company upholds and improves upon our previous commitments to sustainability and social responsibility.
You can learn more about NortonLifeLock’s Commitment to the UNGC on their website.
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