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UN Global Compact

CIMA is a signatory to the United Nationals Global Compact, demonstrating our commitment to responsible business.

CIMA is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, as are many of the businesses where our members work. Being a part of the Global Compact is a voluntary commitment to upholding the initiative's ten principles, in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

Learn about the UN Global Compact

As a non-business signatory, CIMA is required to submit a ‘Communication on Engagement’ every two years. This report covers all the activities CIMA has carried out relating to the ten principles, including organising events, publishing research and making changes within our offices.

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CIMA is connected to the local Global Compact UK network. Occasionally, as a global organisation, we also engage with other networks around the globe.

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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.

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