ICC Document & publication

Business community affirms that respect for human rights is a key contribution to sustainable development

ICC statement in support of UN Guiding Principles and Sustainable Development Goals.

The historic adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this year put people at the centre of sustainable development and issued a global call to action to build a more just, more equitable and more sustainable future for all.

We, the undersigned organizations, reaffirm our commitment to the UN Guiding Principles and to continuing to promote their implementation among our business networks (including at the national level) and the global business community. We urge companies everywhere to scale up their efforts to respect universally accepted human rights throughout their operations, value chains and business relationships. Meeting the corporate responsibility to respect human rights is a key contribution and vehicle through which business can help achieve the broader vision of peaceful and inclusive societies embraced by the SDGs.