When two visions align, how will the world benefit?

As a proud member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), we believe the Ten Principles of the UNGC align closely with our own purpose of building a better working world.

A statement from our Chairman and CEO

EY is committed to building a better working world. Through this purpose, we build trust and confidence in the capital markets and support our clients to drive sustainable growth the world over. By fulfilling this purpose, we leave a lasting legacy for our clients, our people and society as a whole.

The connection with the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is clear. It’s why EY remains a proud signatory and will continue to support and advance them. It’s also why we see our annual Communication on Progress as a welcome opportunity to underline our commitment to responsible and sustainable business in everything we do.

I hope you will read it with interest.

AY CHairman Mark Weinberger
Mark A. Weinberger EY Global Chairman & CEO @Mark_Weinberger

How we uphold the UNGC

The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact

Human rights

  • Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses


  • Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor
  • The effective abolition of child labor
  • The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation


  • Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies


  • Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

For more information, please contact:

Nicky Major

Nicky Major

Global Corporate Responsibility Leader

+44 20 7951 1198