What if business were society’s greatest problem solver?

As a proud participant in the United Nations Global Compact, EY is committed to helping solve society’s toughest challenges.

A statement from our Chairman and CEO

Today there is a growing appreciation that business is not a zero-sum game and that shareholder returns cannot be an organization’s only goal.

Many organizations — including our own — understand our collective responsibility to create more inclusive economic growth that serves the long-term interests of all stakeholders. That not only means doing business responsibly, but also using business innovation and collaboration to help address society’s toughest challenges.

At EY, we see this as more than just the right thing to do. We see it as an opportunity to rebuild trust in business. That’s why, just as these responsibilities are embodied by the United Nations Global Compact’s (UNGC) Ten Principles and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, they are also at the heart of our purpose of building a better working world.

We’re proud to renew our global organization’s ongoing commitment to the UNGC and to share our efforts to uphold inclusiveness, responsibility and sustainability in all we do.

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

How we uphold the UNGC

Supporting the Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals

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

Supporting our people and our communities

Inside EY

  • Creating an exceptional experience for our people
  • Strengthening our diverse and inclusive culture
  • Promoting diversity
  • Developing purpose-driven leaders
  • Listening to and recognizing our people
  • Being recognized as a “great place to work”

In our supply chain

  • Driving responsibility in our supply chain
  • Increasing supplier diversity

In our communities

  • Driving inclusive growth
  • Supporting the next generation
  • Involving our people
  • Working with others for positive change
  • Aligning action through global coordination


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

Supporting our clients and profession

How we do business

  • Living by our values
  • Upholding the highest professional standards
  • Reinforcing our commitment to quality
  • Engaging with our stakeholders

Serving the public interest through our services

  • Building trust and confidence in the capital markets
  • Tackling corruption in all its forms
  • Helping businesses to innovate with purpose


  • 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

Supporting environmental sustainability

How we do business

  • Helping our clients become more sustainable
  • Positively influencing change
  • Managing our own impact

For more information, please contact:

Nicky Major

Nicky Major

Director, EY Global Corporate Responsibility

+44 20 7951 1132