Launched by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2000, the Global Compact brings businesses worldwide together with UN agencies, labor, civil society and governments to advance universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Through the power of collective action, the Global Compact seeks to promote responsible corporate citizenship so that businesses can be part of the solution to the challenges of globalization. With over 2200 participating companies in more than 80 countries; including many Global 500 companies, it has become the world’s largest voluntary initiative of its kind. For more information, please visit www.unglobalcompact.org.
"As a truly global company, Crown is well aware of the issues that must be faced as we conduct our business in many diverse societies around the world,” said Jim Thompson, Chairman, Crown Worldwide Group. We have expressed our full support for the principles of the Global Compact initiative because we feel these principles recognize the challenges of bringing the world closer in the key areas of concern that have been identified. We understand that this as a long term effort, but we want to be a part of that effort and assist in any way we can."
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