UN Global Compact Principles

Telia Company is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact since 2013. This Annual and Sustainability Report represents our Communication On Progress.

 

Telia Company’s implementation of the UN Global Compact principles is outlined in the table below. Our statement of continuing support for the Global Compact is found in “Comments by the Chair”. Four subsidiaries – Omnitel and TEO in Lithuania, Moldcell in Moldova and Kcell in Kazakhstan – are themselves also signatories to the Global Compact. This Annual and Sustainability Report represents the Communication On Progress also for these companies.

Principle

Human Rights

Approach and outcomes

1

Support and respect the protection of internationally
proclaimed human rights

See Sustainability Work, sections “Sustainability in Telia Company”, “Human rights impact assessments” and “Freedom of expression

2

Make sure that we are not complicit in human rights abuses

See Sustainability Work, sections “Human rights impact assessments” and “Freedom of expression

 

Labor

 

3

Uphold the freedom of association and the effective
recognition of the right to collective bargaining

See Sustainability Work, sections “Occupational health and safety” and “Responsible procurement,” and GRI Index, “G4-11” and “G4-HR4-6

4

Uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor

See Sustainability Work, section “Responsible procurement” and GRI Index, “G4-HR4-6

5

Uphold the effective abolition of child labor

See Sustainability Work, section “Responsible procurement” and GRI Index, “G4-HR4-6

6

Uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation

See Sustainability Work, section “Occupational health and safety”

 

Environment

 

7

Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges

See Sustainability Work, section “Environmental responsibility” and GRI Index, “G4-14

8

Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility

See Sustainability Work, section “Environmental responsibility

9

Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

See Sustainability Work, section “Environmental responsibility

 

Anti-corruption

 

10

Work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

See Sustainability Work, section “Anti-bribery and corruption