The Ten Principles

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

2. Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Human Rights
Labour Rights

3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

4. The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.

5. The effective abolition of child labour.

6. The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


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

8. Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.

9. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Anti corruption

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