The Millennium Development Goals are a set of eight macro goals to be achieved by countries by 2015 through concrete actions by governments and society. The Millennium Declaration was approved by the United Nations in September 2000.
8 WAYS TO CHANGE THE WORLD – MILLENNIUM GOALS
- End hunger and misery;
- Quality basic education for all;
- Gender equality and appreciation of women;
- Reduce child mortality;
- Improve the health of pregnant women;
- Combat AIDS, Malaria and other diseases;
- Quality of life and respect for the environment;
- Everyone working for development.
CHILD FRIENDLY COMPANY
The “Child Friendly Company” Program was created by the Abrinq Foundation in 1995 to mobilize companies for social work to benefit children and adolescents in Brazil. To become a Child Friendly Company, the company makes five basic commitments:
- Do not exploit child labor and do not employ adolescents in dangerous, unhealthy night activities, in compliance with Law 8.069 / 90 – Child and Adolescent Statute;
- Warn contractors that proven termination of child labor will cause business relationship to break;
- Undertake customer, supplier and community awareness actions on the harm of child labor.
- Develop actions on the benefits of children and adolescents, sons and daughters of staff and employees in the areas of education and health.
- Perform social actions for the benefit of children and adolescents in communities, according to values established by the Abrinq Foundation.
National Covenant for the Eradication of Slave Labor
BUSINESS PACT FOR INTEGRITY AND AGAINST CORRUPTION
An initiative developed by the United Nations (UN), the Global Compact aims to mobilize the international business community for the adoption of fundamental and internationally accepted values in the areas of human rights, labor relations, environment and the fight against corruption through 10 principles:
- Respect and support internationally recognized human rights in their area of influence;
- Ensure non-participation by the company in human rights violations;
- Supported freedom of association and recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
- Eliminate all forms of forced or compulsory labor;
- Effectively eradicate all forms of child labor from its production chain;
- Encourage practices that eliminate any discrimination in employment;
- Take a precautionary, responsible and proactive approach to environmental challenges;
- Develop initiatives and practices to promote and disseminate socio-environmental responsibility;
- Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally responsible technologies;
- Fight corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.