Mercell sustainability principles

Mercell is a participant in the UN Global Compact and we expect everyone we do business with to adhere to their Ten Principles. 

Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principles-based approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. 

Responsible businesses enact the same values and principles wherever they have a presence, and know that good practices in one area do not offset harm in another. 

By incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.

The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact are derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. 

Human Rights

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and

Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

Principle 4:  the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;

Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and

Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and

Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.


In Mercell we conduct our business in a responsible and sustainable way, in line with laws and regulations. Mercell has also adopted principles for Code of Conduct for suppliers and employees/contractors to ensure that all employees and anyone acting on behalf of Mercell, perform their activities in an ethical and socially responsible way and in accordance with our values. The ambition to create an environment in which employees experience autonomy, accept accountability and responsibility, and can exert influence in accordance with our values.

For further information on how Mercell is committed to pursuing sustainability goals that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) please refer to Mercell Group’s Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) report, which on an annual basis is published on