Saturday, February 5, 2022

BEMA International commitment to the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact

“Are you part of the problem, or part of the solution?”

 An integral part of BEMA International’s value system.  Operating at a minimum to meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Locally, nationally, and globally we must practice the principles in our communities.  In our thoughts for the rights of you, your family, and your community these principles give some additional guidance to your rights as a member of a global community.

 Get involved at the smallest level you can in your daily life. 

Click on the highlighted underlined areas below to understand each of the principles.

“Our lives are not our own.  We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” \               David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

The Ten Principles

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


  • 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.


Charles D. Sharp
Black Emergency Managers Association International


    Cornell University Climate Fellow
    Deputy Chair, Global Health Security Agenda Consortium    
Washington, D.C.  20020
bEMA International
Cooperation, Collaboration, Communication, Coordination, Community engagement, and  Partnering (C5&P)


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