CIPS supports the aims of the United Nations Global Compact and fully embraces the principles that underpin human rights, responsible citizenship and ethical conduct.
The ten principles are:
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
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 labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
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; and
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.
CIPS exists for the public good. This is the foundation on which we do our work. Individual efforts have their place, and we must be part of a wider network of organisations acting and promoting ethical behaviour. We’re more powerful together.
The benefits of ethical action are real. And the time for action is now.
For more information about the UN Global Compact