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UNGC launches new Food and Agriculture Business Principles

UN Global Compact Network Australia | May 13, 2014

The UN Global Compact has released the Food and Agriculture Business Principles, the first set of global voluntary business principles for the whole food and agriculture sector. The FAB Principles are aimed at helping achieve sustainable development, and empowering businesses to make a positive contribution to the post-2015 development agenda:

  • Aim for food security, health and nutrition
  • Be environmentally responsible
  • Ensure economic viability and share value
  • Respect human rights, create decent work and help communities to thrive
  • Encourage good governance and accountability
  • Promote access and transfer of knowledge, skills and technology

The six FAB Principles are designed to complement many existing initiatives that advance sustainability in food and agriculture, and serve as an umbrella over voluntary standards and technical compliance platforms. They provide agreed global language on what constitutes sustainability in food and agriculture on critical issues ranging from food security, health and nutrition, to human rights, good governance, and environmental stewardship, as well as ensuring economic viability across the entire value chain.

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