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The Global Compact

Since 2003, bioMérieux has been a member of the Global Compact, a United Nations initiative to address the challenges posed by globalization.

Under the auspices of the United Nations, the Global Compact brings together the corporate world and civil society. Members commit to adopt a socially responsible attitude with the goal of building more stable, inclusive and sustainable companies. Participation is voluntary, and members pledge to respect a charter of 10 principles by implementing specific initiatives each year in support of commitments in the areas of human rights, international labor standards, the environment and the fight against corruption.

bioMérieux asserts its commitment by implementing initiatives that support the principles of the Global Compact:

 

  • Principles related to human rights
  1. bioMérieux and its employees are committed to support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  2. bioMérieux and its employees are committed to make sure they are not complicit in human rights abuses

 

  • Principles related to labor
  1. bioMérieux and its employees are committed to uphold the freedom of association and recognize the right to collective bargaining
  2. bioMérieux and its employees are committed to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor
  3. bioMérieux and its employees are committed to contribute to the abolition of child labor
  4. bioMérieux and its employees are committed to contribute to the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation

 

  • Principles related to the environment
  1. bioMérieux and its employees are committed to support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  2. bioMérieux and its employees are committed to undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  3. bioMérieux and its employees are committed to encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally-friendly technologies

 

  • Principle related to anti-corruption
  1. bioMérieux and its employees are committed to work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

 

Click here to see bioMérieux’s 2016 Communication on Progress.