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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Brazil

UNICEF was established in the aftermath of the second world war to provide food, clothing and shelter for children affected by disease and famine. This mandate was extended indefinitely in 1953, and UNICEF now works in 191 countries throughout the world. In Brazil, UNICEF is present in 9 offices...

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UN Global Compact Principles

The UN Global Compact Principles document consists of 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption that the Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence.

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Sigma Guidelines - Putting Sustainable Development into Practice: A Guide for Organisations

The Sigma Guidelines provide clear, practical advice to organisations to enable them to make a meaningful contribution to sustainable development. The guidelines help organisations to effectively meet challenges posed by social, environmental and economic dilemmas, threats and opportunities and...

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Global Sullivan Principles of Social Responsibility

The Global Sullivan Principles of Social Responsibility, published by the Sullivan Foundation, are intended to be a catalyst and compass for corporate responsibility and accountability. Application of these principles is intended to facilitate greater tolerance and better understanding among those...

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Principles of Corporate Citizenship

The Principles of Corporate Citizenship address the activities of transportation and logistics companies. The principles include compliance through integrity, optimising shareholder value over time, transparency and accountability, social justice in the workplace, global corporate citizenship,...

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Joining Forces for Change: Demonstrating Innovation and Impact through UN-Business Partnerships

Joining Forces for Change: Demonstrating Innovation and Impact through UN-Business Partnerships, a publication by the UN Global Compact Office, presents a case for partnering with the UN in addition to listing case studies of successful UN-business partnerships. The partnerships presented in the...

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Workplace Code of Conduct

Workplace Code of Conduct, formulated by the Apparel Industry Partnership, addresses issues related to the eradication of sweatshops in the United States and abroad. The Code is a set of standards defining decent and humane working conditions.

Aschiana

Aschiana assesses the needs and promotes the welfare of vulnerable street working children and their families in accordance with basic child and human rights. Aschiana also provides services to create opportunities for developing life survival skills, basic education, literacy and numeracy, skills...

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International Non Governmental Organisations Accountability Charter

International Non Governmental Organisations Accountability Charter resulted from a gathering of INGOs to systematise and reduce the number of structures NGOs must respond to. The INGOs who are signatories to the Charter agree to abide by the following principles: respect for universal principles,...

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

The American Friends Service Committee carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programmes throughout the world. In collaboration with local communities and neighborhoods, AFSC’s programs foster understanding and reconciliation, promote economic development and food security,...

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Standards of Corporate Social Responsibility

Standards of Corporate Social Responsibility, established by the Social Venture Network, are defined in terms of nine interrelated topics. There are three general topics: ethics, accountability, and governance; and, six topics related to each stakeholder group: investors, employees, business...

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Social Accountability 8000

Social Accountability 8000, a standard and verification system, is a credible, comprehensive and efficient tool for ensuring humane workplaces.

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From Challenge to Opportunity: The role of business in tomorrow's society

From Challenge to Opportunity: The role of business in tomorrow's society, a paper from the Tomorrow's Leaders group of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), presents a fresh perspective on the role of business in society. The paper sets out a model through which companies...

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OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are recommendations addressed by governments to multinational enterprises operating in or from adhering countries. They provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct in a variety of areas including employment and industrial...

Transparency International

Transparency International (TI) is an international NGO devoted to combating corruption. It raises awareness of corruption, advocates policy reform, works towards the implementation of multilateral conventions and subsequently monitors compliance. TI focuses its activities on fighting corruption in...

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - Colombia

FAO was founded in 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations. Today, FAO is one of the largest specialised agencies in the United Nations system and the lead agency for...

Global Standards

Global Standards specialises in corporate social responsibility consulting in respect to international labour, environmental and safety standards for export manufacturers in Asia. On its website, the organisation posts resources in respect to the Vietnamese Labor Code, local Vietnamese labor laws,...

Garden of Hope Foundation

The Garden of Hope Foundation (GOH) is a Taiwanese NGO based in Taipei with branch offices in Taichung and Kaoshiung. The Foundation provides support, including legal aid and social work, counselling, shelter and education to victims of child prostitution, at-risk children, and vulnerable single...

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Chile

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) was set up in the aftermath of the second world war to provide food, clothing and shelter for children affected by disease and famine. This mandate was extended indefinitely in 1953 and UNICEF now works in 191 countries worldwide. UNICEF currently runs...

Sabah Association for Child Care and Development

Sabah Association for Child Care and Development (SACCD) is an NGO established in 1986 to assist disadvantaged children. The organisation works with children between the ages of 5 and 18, providing education and training, including assistance with development-related problems such as the use and...