> remains the leading United Nations human rights initiative for the private sector and companies should participate in it (Guideline 3). The right to the highest attainable standard of health has a particular pre-occupation with disadvantaged individuals and communities, women, children and those living in poverty (Guideline 6(i)-(iv)). It also demands access to information, transparency and as much participation as possible (Guideline 6(v)-(vi))”.
“GoodBusiness” has reported on the Global Compact previously. There are 3172 businesses currently registered and active with the Global Compact. Of Australian Companies, there are 13 active: Allens Arthur Robinson, Aspects of Healing, BHP Billiton Company, Foster’s Group Ltd., Futureye, Global Renewables, Hearne Scientific Software Pty Ltd, Ruyton Girls’ School, SGSDA Trade & Investment and Speak Out Limited and 8 which are not active: Adecco Australia, Canberra International Airport, Storyteller Media Group Pty Ltd, Bohica Medical, Equals International Pty Limited, Reputation Qest Ltd., The Ethical Investment Company of Australia and VicUrban (formerly Docklands Authority). Globally.
There are 65 Pharmaceuticals registered with the Compact, of which 10 are not active.