Vigeo Eiris publishes its UN Global Compact ‘Communication on Progress’ for 2016-17
Vigeo Eiris joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in 2005, and has applied and promoted its principles and objectives ever since. Our commitment to the UNGC is natural, given that Vigeo Eiris’ raison d’être is the assessment and development of social responsibility.
Our industry-leading ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) research agency assesses and rates issuers’ on their sustainability factors, including States, companies and local authorities.
The ten principles of the Global Compact form part of the Vigeo Eiris research framework from which we rate issuers. Since 2005 Vigeo Eiris has specifically provided a dedicated service to monitor how companies comply with the ten principles of Global Compact, known as the ‘Equi-Global Compact’.
Vigeo Eiris has built its own social responsibility approach with the belief that social responsibility not only represents a duty, but also constitutes a measure of success. This approach shapes our behaviour towards both ourselves and our stakeholders. Our research framework is built upon the six domains of social responsibility against which we assess organisations: environment, community involvement, business behaviour, human rights, governance and human resources.
Our unique shareholding structure is intentionally diverse and includes NGOs and trade unions, companies and investors. This varied structure contributes to the independence of the agency and creates a strong, positive and inclusive approach to social responsibility.
To read more, download the full report ‘Vigeo Eiris UN Global Compact Communication on Progress 2016/2017’ below.