Human rights are individual rights of freedom and autonomy, apply to all people and cannot be denied to anyone.
States and companies have a duty to protect human rights and to ensure that they are respected.
By supporting the UN Global Compact, we also commit to respecting human rights. This is stated in the first two principles of the UN Global Compact:
1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of international human rights.
2. companies should ensure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.