Global compact

Compliance with standards

Linking of Global Compact Principles and the GRI

Autostrade per l'Italia joined the Global Compact in 2004. The project was launched by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to promote corporate social responsibility and involve companies in a project with the ultimate aim of creating a more sustainable and non-discriminatory global economic system. Autostrade per l'Italia is both actively involved in and a supporting member of the project's national platform, the Global Compact Italian Network. In 2011, it also became a member of its Steering Committee.

Project focus in on supporting the ten principles of human rights, employment, labour and anti-corruption, which are universal in that they arise from:

  • the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
  • the International Labour Organisation's Declaration on fundamental principles and rights at work
  • the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
  • 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.