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10 UN Global Principles

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


Principle 7: Business should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

Principle 8 undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and

Principle 9: encourage the development abd diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies


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