Moroğlu Arseven has submitted its 2015 Communication on Progress as part it the firm’s participation in the United Nations Global Compact Scheme.The scheme is the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative, involving more than 8,000 companies around the world, plus 4,000 non-businesses. Participants must align their strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, as well as take concrete actions to advance societal goals. Participants must also publically report activities and initiatives annually against these goals. Accordingly, Moroğlu Arseven’s 2015 report is available at this link. The firm has been a proud member of the United Nations Global Compact scheme since 2014.

There are currently 312 Turkish participants in the United Nations Global Compact scheme. To be involved, companies must operate responsibly, in alignment with universal human rights principles, as well as take strategic actions which support the society around them. Companies must commit at the highest level, report annually on their efforts, as well as engage locally.

The scheme aims to create a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to all people, communities and markets. The United Nations Global Compact’s Ten Principles are derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

More information can be found on the United Nations Global Compact website.