After the successful organization of the Global CSR Conference in 2011, the 2nd Global CSR Conference will now take place in 2013. I am more than pleased to see the increased interest and contribution made by Korea for the past two years towards the potential of industries’ sustainability.
Since its establishment in 2007, the UN Global Compact Korea has made
vigorous efforts to integrate the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact in the Four areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption into Korean corporations’ management strategies. Reflecting the Four Principles in future business strategies is essential in enhancing crisis management skills and sustainability. Through this, corporations can evolve into ‘Admired Companies’ and develop an unwavering competence.
This year’s conference will focus on business ethics and anti-corruption in cooperation with the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association(ECOA), which possesses the highest authority in the field of law-abiding monitoring and ethics. I anticipate this conference to start off a meaningful discussion on the growing issue of anti-corruption.
I hope this conference will play a vital role in Korea as it leads not only to effective business ethics, but also to excellent sustainability management in the future, and would like to ask for active participation and support from both national and international businesses.