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Framework joins over 8,000 companies in supporting the UN Global Compact and its mission to use business as a force for good.

As a participant in the UN Global Compact, Framework commits to adopting and operating under the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles, which cover human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. These principles advise Framework’s strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations, as well as provide guidance on collaborative projects.

To document progress and remain accountable to this commitment, Framework reports annually on work toward supporting the principles and society at large. Below please view our 2017 Communication on Progress.



Joining the UN Global Compact expands on Framework’s public support of the initiative since 2008, and Framework’s role as strategic counsel and programming support to the U.S. Local Network of the Global Compact since 2012.

Framework is proud and deeply honored to help advance the implementation… More >

Recently, Framework brought together accomplished members of Seattle’s sustainability, business, and civic community to celebrate the opening of our office in the city. Guests mingled on a rooftop deck sampling sustainable foods and wines provided by Hitchcock Café and the Eleven and Amelia Wynn wineries while enjoying lively conversation backed by a vibrant salsa band and surrounded by expansive Puget Sound views.

The rich conversations taking place during the evening ranged from how the scientific community can engage the public on climate matters, to avoiding bias within artificial intelligence applications, to ideas for how companies can leverage and advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

While Framework has long had ties to the Seattle community, this year marks our first formal office in the area, an epicenter of sustainability leadership.
The launch opens many new strategic opportunities for the firm in the country’s fastest-growing city, and we look forward to being a resource for the… More >

The Hershey Company issued its latest annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report in June 2017, outlining progress made during 2016 toward the company’s commitment to “Shared Goodness.”
Hershey continues to advance its corporate responsibility leadership by unveiling new environmental sustainability goals, strengthening local communities, providing children with the nutrition they need to learn and grow, responding to consumers’ desire for greater transparency and simple ingredients, and offering an engaging and flexible workplace for its employees.
This year, Hershey also took a refreshed approach to updating content and engaging new audiences by:

conducting a new priority issue analysis that guided report content by the issues that are most important to the business;
emphasizing audience relevance by creating a short, story-driven report and a comprehensive, data-rich supplement to allow stakeholders from consumers to employees to professional analysts to easily choose the depth… More >