The United Nations Global Compact

On March 3, 2006, Symantec announced our commitment to support the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact). Symantec encourages all companies to adopt the UN Global Compact’s ten principles to protect human rights, uphold ethical labor conditions, protect the environment, and combat corruption.

In the years since we became a member, we have worked diligently to strengthen our own performance and share best practices and thought leadership with others. We participated in the UN Global Compact LEAD initiative, a platform for corporate sustainability leadership that was launched by the UN Global Compact in January 2011. As part of this commitment, we share our experience with other companies through UN Global Compact Local Networks and other initiatives. We publish an annual Communication on Progress (in the form of our corporate responsibility report and GRI/UN Global Compact Index) as part of fulfilling our signatory requirements.

Through active participation in the UN Global Compact US Network, biannual meetings, UN Global Compact working groups, and through external promotion of the initiative, Symantec encourages members to partner for greater effect.

The Ten UN Global Compact Principles

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.

Principle 2: Businesses should 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: Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor.

Principle 5: Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labor.

Principle 6: Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Principle 7: Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.

Principle 8: Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.

Principle 9: Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

The Global Reporting Initiative

Global Reporting InitiativeSymantec uses the Global Reporting Initiative's Sustainability Reporting Standards in developing its corporate responsibility reports. The GRI Standards are a globally recognized framework for companies to measure and communicate their economic, environmental, social and governance performance.

Read the full report and access the GRI/UNGC Index.