Alinea is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), committing to supporting a range of sustainable and socially responsible policies. Launched in 2000 by the United Nations, the UNGC is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with more than 13,000 corporate participants and stakeholders from over 160 countries.

As a member of the Compact, Alinea is committed to aligning our operations and strategies to support the 10 principles of the UNGC with respect to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In turn, UNGC membership grants access to a range of international resources, best practices and emerging solutions to address global sustainability challenges.

The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact 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, and the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

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.


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.