ECCO and Social Responsibility
ECCO has always cared about Social Responsibility. The Ethics Committee has existed from day one and presents a permanent reminder of its "Ethics and Competition" rules at every ECCO Symposium.
In 2014, ECCO received official recognition of its compliance with the guidelines laid down by ISO 26000, putting it squarely on the map as a socially responsible association.
Social Responsibility Report
The Ethics Committee produced ECCO's first Social Responsibility Report in December 2014. This report showcases the efforts ECCO is making to adhere to the ISO 26000 guidelines, which are very similar to the 10 UN Global Compact Principles.
ECCO is now aiming to heighten its members' awareness of the UN Global Compact and is actively encouraging them to join. Ethics and anti-corruption are key issues for the Association and have been part the ECCO-ESSEC Countertrade and Offset Academy program since it was founded in 2012.
Christian Sylvain, chairman of ECCO stated "ECCO's participation in the UN Global Compact again demonstrates ECCO's steadfast commitment to pursing excellence in offsets through the alignment of the Association's systems, processes and performance with the world's highest standards of Corporate Social Responsibility."