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Corporate Social Responsibility and Code of Conduct & Ethics

Vision International is a subscriber to the United Nations ‘Global Compact’ and has adopted its 10 Principles to be the Company’s Combined ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Policy’ and ‘Code of Conduct & Ethics’.  Vision International Management & Team Members are asked to embrace, support and enact these 10 Principles in their sphere of influence, and be guided by these Principles in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption:

Human Rights

•Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights;

•Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses;


•Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

•Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;

•Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and

•Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


•Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

•Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and

•Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


•Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.