As a stakeholder and participant in the UN Global Compact, the Association of Certified Commercial Diplomats supports the ten principles of the UN Global Compact with respect to human rights, labour rights, the protection of the environment and anti-corruption. ACCD intent to support and advance those principles within our sphere of influence. We commit to making the Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day teaching, education and research of our institution.
ACCD embrace, support and enact, within its sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption:
Principle One: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle Two: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle Three: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle Four: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle Five: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle Six: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle Seven: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle Eight: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle Nine: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies
Principle Ten: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.