Membership Criteria

The Ten Membership Principles  (UN Global Compact)

To join our membership we need your agreement with the following principles.

(1) HUMAN RIGHTS

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

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

In the workplace we expect all our members to adopt human rights (examples of such practices listed below)

  • by providing safe and healthy working conditions,

  • by guaranteeing freedom of association,

  • by ensuring non-discrimination in personnel practices,

  • by ensuring that they do not use directly or indirectly forced labour or child labour,

  • by having an affirmative action programme to hire victims of domestic violence, and

  • by making reasonable accommodations for all employees' religious observance and practice.

In the community we expect all our members to adopt human rights (examples of such practices listed below)

  • by preventing the forcible displacement of individuals, groups or communities,

  • by working to protect the economic livelihood of local communities,

  • by contributing to the public debate. Companies interact with all levels of government in the countries where they operate. They therefore have the right and responsibility to express their views on matters that affect their operations, employees, customers and the communities of which they are a part,

  • through differential pricing or small product packages create new markets that also enable the poor to gain access to goods and services that they otherwise could not afford

 

 

(2) LABOUR

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.

In the workplace we expect all our members to adopt sound labour principles that do not include the following:

  • Slavery (i.e. by birth/ descent into “slave” or bonded status)

  • Bonded labour or debt bondage, an ancient practice still used in some countries where both adults and children are obliged to work in slave-like conditions to repay debts of their own or their parents or relatives

  • Child labour in particularly abusive conditions where the child has no choice about whether to work

  • Physical abduction or kidnapping

  • Sale of a person into the ownership of another

  • Physical confinement in the work location (in prison or in private detention)

  • The work or service of prisoners if they are hired to or placed at the disposal of private individuals, companies or associations involuntarily and without supervision of public authorities

  • Labour for development purposes required by the authorities, for instance to assist in construction, agriculture, and other public works

 

(3) ENVIRONMENT

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.

We can work with you to implement key mechanisms or tools for organisations include:

  • Assessment or audit tools (such as environmental impact assessment, environmental risk assessment, technology assessment, life cycle assessment);

  • Management tools (such as environmental management systems and eco-design); and

  • Communication and reporting tools (such as corporate environmental footprint and sustainability reporting).

 

 

 

(4) ANTI-CORRUPTION

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

  • Internal: As a first and basic step, introduce anti-corruption policies and programmes within their organizations and their business operations;

  • External: Report on the work against corruption in the annual Communication on Progress; and share experiences and best practices through the submission of examples and case stories;

  • Collective Action: Join forces with industry peers and with other stakeholders to scale up anti-corruption efforts, level the playing field and create fair competition for all.

I agree with the membership criteria stated above, and would like to signup as a basic member of NET Africa.

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