The responsibility for setting a global framework to guide all activity related to our CSR program sits at group level. The objective of this framework is to set the parameters of our CSR program and to ensure our resources are distributed in a way that maximizes the beneficial impact we can have across our three areas of focus. We have set a series of KPIs that will measure our performance in these areas and provide a clear picture of the effectiveness of our activity.
We recognise that various human rights violations exist in almost every country where Millicom operates. As a guideline to our activities, we base our framework on the United Nations Global Compact, and its ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. We also work to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
Our global framework provides an outline for each operating company to deliver on a local level. It is flexible, allowing each company to interpret the three global themes in a way that meets the individual needs of each market. Our Supplier Code of Conduct ensures each operating company and their suppliers also act in accordance with the UNGC principles.