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The Ten Principles (according to unglobalcompact.org, dated 31 July 2007)

The 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 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 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.
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