The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact are derived from the international documents:
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
- Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
- United Nations Convention Against Corruption
- 1Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
- 2Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
- 3Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
- 4The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
- 5The effective abolition of child labour.
- 6The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
- 7Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
- 8Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
- 9Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
- 10Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.