Human Rights

Principle 1 – Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and

Principle 2 – make sure they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


Principle 3 – Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and 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 – the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


Principle 7 – Businesses should support for 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.


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