Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally pr
oclaimed human rights;
Principle 6: The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupati
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Provide 2 recommendations based on these 2 principles, one positive & one negative.
2. Business Submission: 20%
Assessment 2 & 3 – A Business Scenario
The company you selected in Assessment One is currently a signatory to the United N
ation’s Global Compact, or considering becoming a member. The United Nation's Glo
bal Compact guides companies’ social performance. Like all signatories, your compan
y would be or is planning to be a member of their Global Compact Local Network, w
hich aims to achieve compliance with the ten principles of the Global Compact.
In this scenario, your company wants to identify ways of improving compliance to tw
o of the Global Compact principles. Your task is to write a persuasive piece of internal
communication addressed to your company, as a member of staff. The goal of the sub
mission is to propose recommendations to achieve or improve compliance with two pr
inciples of the Global Compact. The two principles you will address will be determine
d in your tutorial by Module 6.
In your own words, the Submission (Assessment Two) will:
1. Review and present a selection of business practices and/or approaches from your c
ompany that may be used to achieve compliance to the two principles of the Global C
ompact. If your company is not yet a signatory of the UNGC, you can research the bu
siness practices from other companies in similar industries that are already signatories
to help determine benchmarks for best practice, but remember to write your submissi
on on your company.
2. Discuss both the positive and negative lessons learned from these business practice
s and approaches.
3. Develop business practice recommendations, which will improve compliance to the
two Global principles. These
should be based on the review you have undertaken and your understanding of the les
4. Discuss the benefits, challenges and risks for key stakeholders if these recommenda
tions are implemented.
3. Word Limit: At least 1000 words, with a maximum of 1200 words. This INCLUDE
S in- text references.
Don’t slip up! Make sure you do not go over the maximum word limit. A 5% penalty
will occur for every 50 words – or part thereof – over the maximum word limit. This
will be strictly enforced.
The two principles chosen from the Global Compact may be different to the issue you
discussed in Assignment One. You will continue to look at the same two principles in
When proposing a set of recommendations, make sure to look at the supply chain of t
he business to understand how your two principles may relate to the operations of you
r business. It is then your task to develop a persuasive report recommending strategies
that your company can adopt.
Make sure you understand your audience.
A copy of the marking key for this assessment is found under the Assessment Tab on
Once submissions have been made, you as the company representative will sit on an E
xecutive board to examine all submissions and develop a unified approach to achievin
g compliance. This approach will need the support from the MAJORITY of the Local
Network members before it may be approved and submitted to the United Nations for