This website provides practical knowledge and tools focusing on social, environmental and economic development issues for companies, civil society, local and regional governments.
Ethical Corporation provides news, articles and resources on environmental, social issues including supply chain initiatives among companies around the world.
To achieve our purpose, IFC offers development-impact solutions through firm-level interventions (direct investments, advisory services, and the IFC Asset Management Company); by promoting global collective action; by strengthening governance and standard-setting; and through business-enabling-environment work.
The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only 'tripartite' United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all. This unique arrangement gives the ILO an edge in incorporating 'real world' knowledge about employment and work.
Regional consultation programme on “ILO Conventions No.107 and 169 and Indigenous Peoples Issues in Bangladesh"
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
The ISO 14000 family addresses various aspects of environmental management. It provides practical tools for companies and organizations looking to identify and control their environmental impact and constantly improve their environmental performance. ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 14004:2004 focus on environmental management systems. The other standards in the family focus on specific environmental aspects such as life cycle analysis, communication and auditing.
Adopted in 1998, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work is an expression of commitment by governments, employers' and workers' organizations to uphold basic human values - values that are vital to our social and economic lives.
Since 2003, ICMM's Council has adopted a number of position statements that give greater clarity to some of the commitments of the 10 Principles. In May 2003, ICMM’s CEO-led Council committed member companies to implement and measure their performance against 10 sustainable development principles. They are based on the issues identified in the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development project and were benchmarked against leading international standards, including the Rio Declaration, the Global Reporting Initiative, the Global Compact, OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises, World Bank Operational Guidelines, OECD Convention on Combating Bribery, ILO Conventions 98, 169, 176, and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. For more information, please click here.
Rio Declaration on Environment and Development is a short document produced at the 1992 United Nations "Conference on Environment and Development", informally known as the Earth Summit. The Rio Declaration consisted 27 principles intended to guide future sustainable development around the world.