Upholding the UN Global Compact across our ESG strategies

In 2021, we joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices. 

We’re working to continue expanding upon and leveraging the Ten Principles of the UNGC across our environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts. Here’s how the principles line up with our sustainability priorities.

The policies and procedures in our Environmental Management System, and our efforts under our environment pillar, reflect the values laid out in the UNGC Environment principles. They say that businesses should:

  • Adopt a precautionary approach to environmental challenges (Principle 7)

  • Conduct environmentally responsible activities (Principle 8)

  • Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies (Principle 9)


Our commitment to people, upheld by our ESG policies, aligns with the principles laid out in the UNGC Labor principles. These require businesses to uphold:

  • The freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining (Principle 3)

  • The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor (Principle 4)

  • The effective abolition of child labor (Principle 5)

  • The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation (Principle 6)


Our governance practices and Compliance and Ethics Program encompass the principles in the UNGC Human Rights and Anti-Corruption principles. These call on businesses to:

  • Support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights (Principle 1)

  • Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses (Principle 2)

  • Work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery (Principle 10)


To learn more about how Zurn Elkay Water Solutions is leading the way on sustainability, view all of our Governance stories.