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Euromonitor International Signs the UN Global Compact

(May 28, 2012)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 05/28/12 -- Euromonitor International today announced that it signed on to the United Nations Global Compact, a strategic policy initiative designed for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles. The global market research company is committed to contributing to society in a meaningful and sustainable way and by participating in the UN Global Compact Euromonitor is able to share good practices and learning to help ensure worldwide business operations advance in ways that benefit societies everywhere.

"We are committed to the development of our corporate social responsibility programme. Our membership of the UN Global Compact provides us with an internationally recognised and practical framework for measuring our progress towards sustainability and responsible business practice," said Robert Senior, Chairman of Euromonitor International. "By becoming a signatory of the voluntary UN Global Compact, Euromonitor International agrees to report annually on the progression of our business operations in line with the ten principles outlined by the Compact," added Senior.

Euromonitor International joins over 8,700 companies and other stakeholders from more than 130 countries in supporting the Compact. The United Nations "Global Compact" promotes the following ten principles:

Human rights Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights, and; Principle 2: Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Labor 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 labor; Principle 5: The effective abolition of child labor, and; Principle 6: The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. Environment 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. Anti-Corruption Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

About Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International is the world's leading provider for global business intelligence and strategic market analysis. We have more than 39 years of experience publishing international market reports, business reference books and online databases on consumer markets.

We deliver market research solutions to support strategic planning for today's increasingly international business environment. Our research offers in-depth market analysis on consumer goods and services industries worldwide, as well as economic, demographic and socio-economic data and insight on countries and consumers.

Euromonitor International is headquartered in London, with regional offices in Chicago, Singapore, Shanghai, Vilnius, Santiago, Dubai, Cape Town, Tokyo, Sydney and Bangalore, and has a network of over 800 analysts worldwide.

Euromonitor International
Catherine Dix
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
+44 20 7251 8024 Ex.2136

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