Businesses are asked to support and respect the protection of international human rights within their sphere of influence; and
Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
DTTL and its member firms recognize that they have a responsibility to uphold human rights in the workplace and to use their influence and global reach to foster support for human rights more broadly within society at large. DTTL member firms not only work to address human rights issues within their communities. Regardless of where they operate, they also seek to respond to the urgent human rights challenges of our world, in a manner commensurate with their ability to affect change across regions and borders. In the workplace, human rights typically take the form of non-discrimination and diversity in personnel practices, professional development that aids employability, and work-life balance programs that support a healthy balance between professional and private life. Recruiting and retaining activities reflect a desire to hire professionals who share DTTL’s and its member firms' values and commitment to responsible business. Member firms protect human rights in the community through contributions to poverty alleviation and increasing levels of education. DTTL member firm professionals also contribute to the public debate on issues related to human rights.