Derived from the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Global Compact 10th Principle urges businesses to fight against corruption: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery”. Corruption negatively impacts social and economic development as well as environmental sustainability. Ineffective implementation of anti-corruption policies contributes to illegal logging, water and air pollution, exploitation of mineral resources, and unsustainable bio-fuel use. Corruption undermines the gains and positive effects generated by sustainable corporate practices. To combat this problem, the Global Compact promotes the implementation of rigorous anti-corruption measures though organization change at the company level and collective action at the country level.
Fuente: Red de Pacto Global