UN Global Compact

UN Global Compact

OSRAM has a long tradition of acting socially and environmentally responsible. Therefore it was natural for OSRAM to join the UN Global Compact in 2005 to affirm these values and work towards making them universally accepted throughout the world. 

The UN Global Compact is a framework for businesses that are committed to values beyond mere profit. The Global Compact sets forth principles that ask companies to embrace, support and enact within their sphere of influence. It was initiated by former UN General Secretary Kofi Annan and was emphatically reaffirmed by present UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon. The Global Compact's ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption enjoy universal consensus and are derived from:


  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • The International Labor Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
  • The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
  • The United Nations Convention against Corruption

As the world's largest global corporate citizenship initiative, the Global Compact is first and foremost concerned with exhibiting and building the social legitimacy of businesses and markets.

Responsible, sustainable behavior has always been the way we do business, and this is anchored in our Business Conduct Guidelines, and affirmed by our membership in the UN Global Compact.

Communication on Progress

Actions speak louder than words – following this motto, OSRAM is committed to a broad scope of sustainable actions, processes and projects. In order to communicate these sustainability efforts to our stakeholders in a transparent and comprehensible way, OSRAM reports on them on a yearly basis in its Communication on Progress Report for the UN Global Compact.

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