UN Global Compact
Communication on Progress 2020

9 December 2020

Period covered 
From: 1 July 2020    To: 30 June 2021

To our stakeholders:

Statement of support by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

I am pleased to confirm Brambles’ continued support of the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption. Brambles became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact in June 2013.

Brambles’ 2025 sustainability vision sets challenging aspirations and reflects the sentiments of our key stakeholders. We aim to restore nature, to tackle climate change and create shared social value. Brambles will pioneer a truly regenerative supply chain by not only restoring and replenishing the resources we require but also creating more positive impacts beyond our business for the benefit of future generations. In this way, we aim to be the company delivering the supply chains the world needs now and into the future.

In this annual Communication on Progress, we describe our actions to integrate the Global Compact and its principles into our business strategy, culture and daily operations. We also commit to share this information with our stakeholders through our website and our annual Sustainability Review (which is posted in that section).

Yours sincerely,

Graham Chipchase
Chief Executive Officer
Brambles Limited

Issue Area

Global Compact Principle

Implementation and measurement

Relevant GRI Standards indicator for further information

Human
Rights
Principle 1 - 
Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights

Zero Harm Charter

Sustainability Review 2020

Code of Conduct – Human Rights Policy; Supplier Policy

Sustainability section of the website

Statement in response to the UK Modern Slavery Act 2019

102-4; 102-6; 102-8; 102-9; 102-12; 401: Employment; 419-1
Principle 2 - 
Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses
419-1
Labour Principle 3 - 
Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining

Code of Conduct

Zero Harm Charter

Sustainability Review 2020

Code of Conduct – Human Rights Policy; Supplier Policy

Sustainability section of the website

Statement in response to the UK Modern Slavery Act 2019

102-8; 102-41; 401: Employment; 419-1
Principle 4 - 
Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour
102-8; 401: Employment; 419-1
Principle 5 - 
Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour
102-8; 401: Employment; 419-1
Principle 6 - 
Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
102-8; 405-1; 405-2; 419-1
Environmental Principle 7 - 
Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges

Zero Harm Charter

Code of Conduct

Sustainability Review 2020

Sustainability section of the website

CDP submission

102-11
Principle 8 -
Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility
301: Materials; 302: Energy; 305: Emissions; 306: Effluents and waste 
Principle 9 - 
Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
302: Energy; 305: Emissions; 306: Effluents and waste 
Anti-Corruption Principle 10
Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

Code of Conduct - Anti- Bribery and Corruption Policy

Sustainability – Governance

Risk Management

Corporate Governance Statement 2020