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The Ten Principles

The United Nations Global Compact offers a framework of universal and voluntary commitment, articulated around Ten principles relating to human rights, international labour standards, the environment and the fight against corruption.

The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact are derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Declaration of the International Labor Organization, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

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Human Rights

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

Principle 2 Businesses should make sure that 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 Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.

Principle 5 Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour.

Principle 6 Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


Principle 7 Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.

Principle 8 Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.

Principle 9 Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies


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

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