Corporate Social Responsibility

 
 

In these years, the world is uniting in order to find solutions to the extensive climate problems. According to The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), buildings account for 30 % of overall energy consumption. Therefore, the building sector has a big responsibility and an obligation to take action.

Henning Larsen Architects values collaboration as a means of creating, accumulating and sharing new knowledge. We design the buildings of the future and have the opportunity to contribute with concrete solutions.

Architecture is an important player in society, which requires a large commitment to the world. This applies to architectural companies as well as each individual architect. The responsibility of architects places huge demands on the degree of professionalism and personal commitment.

Henning Larsen Architects works in a global world and we take a respectful and committed approach. When the values and knowledge that we base our designs on are to be applied across boundaries – from Georgia to Singapore and from Germany to Abu Dhabi – we take part in making the world a better place.

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UN Global Compact

UN Global Compact

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In 2008, Henning Larsen Architects joined the United Nations business network, Global Compact, which is a partnership between the UN and the international corporate world with the objective of promoting the social commitment of businesses. For an architectural company working on many international projects, it is essential to apply an international set of values.

The UN Global Compact's ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption enjoy universal consensus and are derived from:

  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • The International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
  • The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
  • The United Nations Convention Against Corruption

The Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption:

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.  

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; 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. 

Communication on Progress Report 2016

Communication on Progress Report 2016

As a UN Global Compact business partner, Henning Larsen Architects is required to communicate on progress made in implementing the ten principles of the UN Global Compact, and in supporting broader UN development goals.

CONCITO - Denmark’s first green think-tank

CONCITO - Denmark’s first green think-tank

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Concito is the first green think tank in Denmark entirely independent of political and commercial interests.

The purpose of Concito is to contribute to minimising greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the harmful effects of global warming.

Henning Larsen Architects aligns itself with the aims of the think tank and participates in its work.

The think tank has gathered a number of players across professions and industries and in this way brings new knowledge into play.

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