Human Rights

Priciple 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and

Priciple 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


Priciple 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

Priciple 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;

Priciple 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and

Priciple 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


Priciple 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

Priciple 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and

Priciple 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


Priciple 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.