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Corporate Responsibility

The United Nations Global Compact

The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

ASOS became a signatory to the Global Compact in 2012, meaning that we have committed to supporting its 10 principles. These principles cover human rights, labour standards, steps to safeguard the environment and anti-corruption measures.

Our corporate responsibility programme, ‘Fashion With Integrity’ was relaunched in 2015 and further builds on our commitment to the aims and principles of the UN Global Compact. Fashion With Integrity sets out how ASOS will make a positive contribution to raising standards within the fashion industry in the fields of human and labour rights, environmental protection and business integrity.

Nick Beighton
CEO, ASOS

UN Global Compact Communications On Progress

Read our annual Communications On Progress for the UN Global Compact.

ASOS UNGC COP 2015-16
ASOS UNGC COP 2014-15
ASOS UNGC COP 2013-14
ASOS UNGC COP 2012-13

The table below shows how each of the UN’s principles are addressed within ASOS' Fashion With Integrity programme.

The UN Global
Compact Principles
ASOS Policy/Programme
Category: HUMAN RIGHTS
Principle 1 Support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights. Human rights statement;
Supplier Ethical Code
Principle 2 Make sure they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Human rights statement;
The ASOS way;
Supplier Ethical Code
Category: LABOUR
Principle 3 Uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining. Supplier Ethical Code;
Migrant and Contract Worker Policy
Principle 4 Uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour. Supplier Ethical Code;
Migrant and Contract Worker Policy
Principle 5 Uphold the effective abolition of child labour. Supplier Ethical Code;
ASOS Child Labour Remediation and Young Worker Policy
Principle 6 Uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. Supplier Ethical Code;
Migrant and Contract Worker Policy
Category: ENVIRONMENT
Principle 7 Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges. Environmental Policy;
Supplier Ethical Code
Principle 8 Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility. Environmental Policy;
Supplier Ethical Code;
Animal Welfare Policy and Guidelines;
WEEE (waste electrical and electronics equipment) regulation compliance;
Eco Edit;
Marketplace;
Carbon 2020 Strategy
Principle 9 Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies. Supplier Ethical Code;
Environmental Policy;
Carbon 2020 Strategy;
Eco Edit
ANTI CORRUPTION
Principle 10 Work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. Supplier Ethical Code
Do the Right Thing