UN Global Compact: Communication on Progress
I am pleased to affirm my support for the ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact covering the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.
Since becoming a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in 2016, AGL is proud to be one of over 9,500 business signatories to the UNGC across 160 countries, including over 150 actively participating organisations in Australia.
Managing Director & CEO, AGL Energy Limited
8 August 2019
Below, you will find our 2019 UNGC Content Index, designed to provide our stakeholders with an overview of how we are meeting or implementing the UNGC principles through links to relevant sections of AGL’s 2019 reporting suite.
Response or link to 2019 Reporting Suite
Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights
Behaviour of AGL's directors, employees and contractors is guided by the AGL Values and the AGL Code of Conduct.
Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
AGL upholds the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. As at end of FY19, more than 47% of AGL's workforce was covered by collective bargaining agreements.
The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
The effective abolition of child labour
The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
The People scorecard within AGL's Annual Report describes our approach to diversity and inclusion, and the removal of discrimination, and how these attributes are promoted and embedded throughout our business. Further information on our approach to diversity and inclusion is also available on our website.
Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
AGL's Environment Policy sets out our corporate environmental vision, of protecting the environment and minimising our environmental footprint in the areas where we operate.
Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
AGL is committed to playing a leading role in developing a pathway to a modern, decarbonised generation sector through investment in new renewable energy and near-zero emission technologies, as well as energy storage solutions.
Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery
AGL has embedded risk-based anti-bribery and corruption controls throughout our processes and policies, including within AGL’s Anti-Bribery, Corruption and Fraud Policy and AGL’s Code of Conduct.