Press release

EY proud to be member of United Nations Global Compact

London, 11 March 2014

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EY is proud of its membership of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC); and today shares its communication of progress report for 2013: Our vision, values and impact. The report provides examples of how EY is upholding the UNGC principles of labor, human rights, environment and anti-corruption and fulfilling its purpose of building a better working world.

Mark Weinberger, EY Global Chairman and CEO says:
“We know that building a better working world is an ambitious objective, and we know that we can’t do it on our own. We also understand our obligation to look beyond our self-interest and engage with our stakeholders – investors, clients, regulators and other governmental bodies, and not-for-profit organizations – to collaborate to create positive change.”

The report details how EY supports its people, its client, its profession and the marketplaces in which it operates.

Nicky Major, EY Global Corporate Sustainability Leader adds:
“As part of this commitment to building a better working world, we are proud to be members of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The 10 principles outlined by the UNGC align closely with our own purpose and values, and we share a desire to build a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to people, communities and markets.”

To read more on how EY is upholding the UNGC principles and to download the report, visit: www.ey.com/UNGC.

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Notes to editors

UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere.

As social, political and economic challenges (and opportunities) — whether occurring at home or in other regions — affect business more than ever before, many companies recognize the need to collaborate and partner with governments, civil society, labour and the United Nations.

This ever-increasing understanding is reflected in the Global Compact's rapid growth. With over 10,000 corporate participants and other stakeholders from over 130 countries, it is the largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world.

Read more at: http://www.unglobalcompact.org/AboutTheGC/index.html

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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