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Global Compact/

Schmidt Hammer Lassen - SHL


Architecture is Key

"Architecture is about creating a better framework for human life and development as well as about considering the nature and resources of the planet from a global, sustainable perspective. As architects we do not only have the opportunity but also the responsibility to design a better world."

schmidt hammer lassen architects Green Manifesto

Corporate Social Responsibility/CSR comprise companies’ targeted and strategic effort into social, environmental and economic sustainability.

At schmidt hammer lassen architects architecture is the core of our CSR approach. We recognize that it is through our professional architectural work that we for real explore and create significant change. The overall goal is to optimize the existing standards for modern buildings all over the world.

schmidt hammer lassen architects supports the UN Global Compact

schmidt hammer lassen architects joined the United Nations’ Global Compact initiative in 2008, together with a number of Danish architectural firms engaged in the international architecture exhibition Building Sustainable Communities that opened at Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen in June 2008 as the first stop on a worldwide tour.

Global Compact is the world's largest voluntary CSR initiative and initiates and supports corporate operational and strategic focus on social responsibility. This important initiative was started in 2000 under the leadership of then Secretary General Kofi Annan.

The overall goal is to actively commit companies to work to improve the major social, economic and environmental challenges that follow globalization. Global Compact has today grown to be an extensive international network of more than 8,700 companies and other stakeholders from over 130 countries.

Global Compact's ten fundamental principles constitute the core of the stated objectives and cover four key focus areas: human rights, labour rights, environment, and anti-corruption, with our support for the Global Compact, we are committed to support and initiate initiatives that support these focus areas.

schmidt hammer lassen architects reports on CSR activities in the annual COP (Communication on Progress).

Download our COP from December 2015 here.

Please also find more information on the Global Compact’s website

For further information regarding Global Compact and CSR activities please contact Trine Steffenauer

The ten principles of Global Compact/

Human Rights

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and

Principle 2: businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labour Standards

Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;

Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour;

Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility, and;

Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

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