Global Compact Participants Champion Global Soil

New York, USA, 5 December 2014 On World Soil Day and on the launch of 2015 as the International Year of Soils (IYS), participants in the United Nations Global Compact, focused on the sustainability of global soils, declared their support to the International Year. Building on the Global Compact’s Food and Agriculture (FAB) Principles, companies that are signatories to the Global Compact worked with global soil experts to develop a guidance document, the Soil Principles, on how businesses in agriculture can support better soil management.