The University of Essex is a member of the United Nations Global Compact
The 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
The Ten Principles of the Compact are:
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.
Business Development at the IDCR
One of the key activities of the IDCR is the commercialisation of the University’s academic research with a particular focus on democracy, conflict prevention, conflict resolution, as well as governance, justice, and human rights.
The IDCR’s Mission and Values are consistent with those of the UN Global Compact, and the IDCR is currently engaged in business development and building good business relationships with a number of private sector companies:
- The Mackman Group, a social research, public relations, marketing and web design company
- Cyberalpha, an information and data visualisation company
- Greater London and East Anglia Mediation a provider of mediation training and mediation services for domestic and international conflict resolution
- Glowinkowski International, a human resource and business performance enhancement company specialising in psychometric analysis
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