Companies should support and respect the protection of internationally recognised human rights, within their area of influence.
Companies should ensure they are not complicit in violating human rights.
Companies should support the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
Companies should support the elimination of all kinds of forced labour or work carried out under duress.
Companies should support the eradication of child labour.
Companies should support the abolition of discrimination in relation to employment and occupation.
Companies should maintain a precautionary approach that benefits the environment.
Companies should encourage initiatives that promote greater environmental responsibility.
Companies should encourage the development and dissemination of technologies that are environmentally friendly.
Companies should fight corruption in all of its forms, including extortion and bribery.