Nexans commits to a responsible economy

Nexans volunteers to respect and promote the United Nations Global Compact in order to increase social responsibilities of companies in the global economy.

The United Natoins Global Compact is an initiative which gathers companies, non governmental institutions, individuals, and non-trading organisations with the objective to propose a more social, ecological and ethical concept for globalisation.

Officially proposed in 1999, the Global Compact was launched by the General Secretary of United Nations during a speech at the World Economic Forum of Davos and became operational in July, 2000.

The Global Compact focuses on 4 axis :

  • Human rights: businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
  • Labour: 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 labour; the effective abolition of child labour; and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
  • Environment: businesses are asked to support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
  • Anti-corruption: businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery


Nexans commitment

By signing the Global Compact, Nexans commits to promoting the principles defined by the UNO to its co-workers, suppliers, and partners. By placing this commitment at the core of its business, commercial and operational strategies, the Group will be more transparent and accountable in the eyes of the international community and will establish an annual report on objectives and actions carried out in this domain.

To become aware of the global economy

The United Nations Global Compact is based on the voluntary implementation of basic principles and significant actions. As a member, Nexans encourages suppliers and partners to share best practices and contribute to a more responsible world economy through civility in business relations and to find viable solutions to globalisation, corporate social responsibility, sustainable development, and to enhance operational efficiency.

United Nations Global Compact Figures

Created in 2000 by the UN Secretary General

6546 signatories in 120 countries including:

  • 563 in France
  • 307 in the USA
  • 161 in the UK
  • 151 in Germany