The Global Compact
At Ege Carpets, we never do anything half-heartedly. In 2010, we decided to endorse the UN Global Compact – the UN guidelines for working for a higher degree of sustainability. The UN Global Compact consists of 10 principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
Principles on business and human rights
Human rights are a key aspect of our focus on social responsibility, starting with our employees and extending to the people in our supply chain. We have included UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in our specifications to our suppliers to prevent child or forced labour, differential treatment and discrimination and to support freedom of association.
Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, the UN launched its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). We support many of the SDGs through targeted efforts to create sustainable carpets, good workplaces and decent conditions throughout the value chain. However, we have chosen to dedicate our focus on three of the 17 SDGs directly linked to our core business: carpets. This is how we can make the biggest difference.