HRAS Submits U.N. Global Compact Engagement


By MarEx 2017-04-14 20:22:04

The U.K.-based charity Human Rights at Sea has published its formal submission to the U.N. Secretary General concerning the charity’s engagement in the U.N. Global Compact.

The U.N. Global Compact aims to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders. The Compact supports companies to:

•    Do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with Ten Principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption; and
•    Take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.

Ten Principles
Human Rights

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights;
Principle 2: 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: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labor;
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; 
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.

The Human Rights at Sea submission is available here.

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