The Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce
Thank you for your interest in applying for a Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce.
Please note: You will not be able to submit an application on behalf of your business, company or organization unless you are its owner, authorized person or chief executive (CEO, president, chairperson, etc.). In case it does not meet the Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce’s requirements – the submission will not be accepted. The IBSO reserves the right to accept, extend or reject an application at its sole discretion.
The Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce Overview
The Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce is a global initiative that allows for businesses and organizations to formally proclaim their commitment to promote sustainable and positive business practices with respect to social and environmental values.
The Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce has been developed by the International Business Standards Organization (IBSO) to be a code of conduct and a set of universal principles for the international business community.
II. The Scope and Criteria
The Worldwide Charter reflects the core values of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, labor conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and internationally recognized fair dealing principles.
The Worldwide Charter principles apply primarily to the international market players. But all entrepreneurs, organizations, companies, academic and media institutions that acknowledge and support the vision, purpose and objectives of the Worldwide Charter are welcome and invited to join this international initiative.
Nevertheless, IBSO reserves the right to refuse admittance and to remove an applicant’s request in the case the applicant is involved in the production and promotion of inhumane and socially unacceptable products. This includes, but is not restricted to nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, landmines, pornographic materials, gambling, video games with highly explicit sex and violence, or is engaging in unethical business practices.
III. The Worldwide Charter Participant Fees
The Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce is an absolutely non- commercial project and 100% free for its Signatories.
The IBSO founders, members and its staff believe that the organizations which recognize the principles of the Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce should not pay any tax for striving to be among the world leaders in fair business dealings and corporate responsibility.
IV. The Governance and Interpretation
IBSO is responsible for coordinating all day-to-day activities to support the implementation and promotion of the Worldwide Charter. IBSO also reserves the right to revise the Worldwide Charter definitions without changing the 'spirit' of this document.
There are no legal or regulatory sanctions associated with the Charter, but to ensure the integrity of the Worldwide Charter, the IBSO has the right to remove a signatory for any serious violation of the Charter's principles. Participatings, by their sole discretion, may be removed from participation in the Charter by providing a written request to the IBSO Secretariat.
While it seems extraordinary, if there is any inconsistency between the requirements of this document and relevant legislation, the requirements of the legislation will prevail.
The Worldwide Charter may be translated into any other language, but only the English language version published by IBSO on www.standardizations.org/charter shall serve as the official document.
VI. Charter Commitment Submission Process
By becoming a signatory, a participant commits to adopt and implement the
Charter Principles. Accordingly, each business owner or organization’s chief executive (President,
CEO, Chairperson, etc.) – must know the Charter principles and comply with
• An authorized person, on behalf of the applicant organization, must fill out an online submission application form in order to obtain signatory status.
• The contact person will receive confirmation that the submitted application is complete and valid.
• After the application will be evaluated against the criteria, the applicant organization’s contact person will receive a Signatory Certificate and get the right to use the Charter brand and logo to demonstrate the commitment to create a positive impact on economic growth, poverty reduction, environmental sustainability and human health throughout the world.
If you have any questions regarding the commitment submission process, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org