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9 Nov 2015

BSR, Global Business Initiative, Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, Intl. Chamber of Commerce, Intl. Council on Mining & Metals, Intl. Organisation of Employers, IPIECA, UN Global Compact, USCIB, World Business Council on Sustainable Development

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

"Business Community Affirms that Respect for Human Rights is a Key Contribution to Sustainable Development", Nov 2015

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 [Sustainable Development Goals].