United Nations

UN documents

There are a number of UN documents that address expectations in relation to ethical corporate behaviour.

Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs:

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), based on and pursuing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to address global challenges, were decided at the 2012 Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The United Nations has worked with governments, scientists and civil society to create a post-2015 framework for sustainable development.

Responsible Business Conduct Initiative:

The UN Global Compact (2000) is a strategic initiative for enterprises to comply with human rights, labour rights, environmental and anti-corruption standards.

Documents related to each chapter of the OECD Guidelines:

IV. Human Rights

International Bill of Human Rights (1976)

VI. Environment

VII. Combating Bribery, Bribe Solicitation and Extortion

VIII. Consumer Interests

IX. Taxation