The tenth principle of the United Nations Global Compact is "Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery."
Symantec is one of approximately 50 companies that was invited, and has committed, to meet this challenge. Symantec was chosen because it has actively supported the Global Compact since the company became a signatory in 2006. Symantec is an active member of the Global Compact’s US Network, and Cecily Joseph, Symantec’s Director of Corporate Responsibility, is the US Network Representative. In addition, Cecily and Marie Wilson, Senior Corporate Counsel in Symantec's Office of Ethics and Compliance, serve on the Global Compact Working Group on the tenth principle, which provides strategic input to assist the Global Compact in its work to fight corruption.
The Blueprint encourages companies to exhibit leadership in implementing the ten principles through:
Integration of the principles into business strategy and operations;
Robust management policies and procedures;
Mainstreaming of the principles into corporation functions and business units, and;
Incorporation of the principles throughout the value chain.
In the fall of 2011, Symantec will publish its Global Compact Communication on Progress, which will discuss Symantec’s approach to implementing the Blueprint and provide deeper insight into how the company works to prevent corruption.