In 2018, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) announced the UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ appointment of Patrick Chalhoub, CEO of Chalhoub Group to the Board of the UN Global Compact. The UN Global Compact Board plays an important role in shaping the strategy and policy of the initiative which acts as the United Nations flagship for responsible business action. This sustainability report serves as Chalhoub Group’s annual UNGC “Communication on Progress” as it includes discussion of our implementation of the 10 principles of the UNGC and support for broad UN Sustainable Development Goals. Please see the index below for information on where the UNGC principles are covered in this report.

UNGC Principles Report links
Human Rights
1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights. Responsible consumption
2. Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Responsible consumption
3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining. Collective bargaining is prohibited in the GCC
4. Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour. Responsible consumption
5. Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour. Responsible consumption
6. Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. Diversity and inclusion
7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
8. Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
9. Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. Corporate governance and business practices