MEII & THe United Nations
United Nations Global Compact
MEII has been an active member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNCG) since March 2015. The UNCG is a strategic policy initiative for organizations and businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.
MEII has pledged to uphold and disseminate the principles, and support public accountability and transparency, by submitting annually a Communication on Progress (COP) report to the UNGC. The COP highlights select activities taken to incorporate the ten principles in our strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations. We believe these actions have contributed to a stronger foundation for our organization and for our future growth.
PRINCIPLE 1: MEII supports and respects the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
PRINCIPLE 2: makes sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
PRINCIPLE 3: MEII upholds 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 labor,
PRINCIPLE 5: the effective abolition of child labor, and
PRINCIPLE 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
PRINCIPLE 7: MEII supports a precautionary approach to environmental challenges, and
PRINCIPLE 8: undertakes initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility, and
PRINCIPLE 9: encourages the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
PRINCIPLE 10: MEII works against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.