Standards for Sustainability Governance

Requirements to Implement







United Nations Global Compact


  • Principle 1: Support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Principle 2: Not complicit in human rights abuses
  • Principle 3: Uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • Principle 4: Elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
  • Principle 5: Effective abolition of child labour
  • Principle 6: Elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
  • Principle 7: Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
  • Principle 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
  • Principle 9: Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
  • Principle 10: Work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

Equator Principles

JULY 2020

  • Principle 1: Review and Categorisation
  • Principle 2: Environmental and Social Assessment
  • Principle 3: Applicable Environmental and Social Standards
  • Principle 4: Environmental and Social Management System and Equator Principles Action Plan
  • Principle 5: Stakeholder Engagement
  • Principle 6: Grievance Mechanism
  • Principle 7: Independent Review
  • Principle 8: Covenants
  • Principle 9: Independent Monitoring and Reporting
  • Principle 10: Reporting and Transparency


January 2012. Performance Standards

  • PS 1: Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts
  • PS 2: Labor and Working Conditions
  • PS 3: Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention
  • PS 4: Community Health, Safety, and Security
  • PS 5: Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement
  • PS 6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources
  • PS 7: Indigenous Peoples
  • PS 8: Cultural Heritage

April 2007. General Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines

2016-Onwards. Industry Sector Guidelines

Sustainability Reporting Standards

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Non Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD), Directive 2014/95/EU

ISO 26000

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

Climate Related Financial Disclosure (Recommendations from TCFD)

Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) S&P Global

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