Kate Allen, Director, Amnesty International UK
Amnesty International welcomes the opportunity to become part of an initiative that sends strong signals to companies that ethical business is moving out of its niche to become mainstream. Each of the ten components of the Charter has significant impacts on society, but the Charter as a whole promises to be much more than a sum of its parts. At a time when trust in business is low, it is vital that companies be encouraged and incentivised to adhere to such standards. We look forward to the GBC generating considerable momentum to help bring about greater levels of accountability of business for their impacts on human rights and the environment.