International Businesses Standards Organization (IBSO) | Charter

The Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce

An initiative of IBSO, the Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce is a global initiative that stands by businesses adopting sustainability and fair trade policies. The Worldwide Charter supports international businesses showcasing a particular social and environmental sensibility through following a code of conduct and a set of universal principles; reflecting the core values of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, labor conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and other internationally recognized principles.
The Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce is an absolutely non-commercial project and 100% free for its signatories.

We welcome businesses, institutions or media outlets to join this international initiative. By joining the Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce, you can make a formal statement of support for a fair and ethical worldwide business community. As a participant, you will be listed in our online Signatories Catalogue and can display Charter Signatory logo and Signatory Certificate on your website to publicly demonstrate your commitment to responsible business practices.


We, business owners, leaders from business, international agencies and institutions, non-government and civil society organizations, academia and the media, by signing the Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce on behalf of our organizations and businesses, confirm that we agree and commit to the following principles:

1. As a minimum standard, comply with all applicable local, state, provincial and federal laws and regulations in all the countries where we operate.

2. Not sell or deal in counterfeit and pirated goods. Refrain from infringing on intellectual property or other proprietary rights owned by a third party.

3. Act with the highest ethical standards and integrity, implementing good faith and fair dealing norms and compete in a transparent and open manner with a zero tolerance on corruption.

4. Respect the relationships with contractors, partners, clients and customers. Any kind of fraud, falsifying or misrepresenting practice is unacceptable.

5. Present the organization’s financial data and non-financial information honestly, accurately and objectively.

6. Respect the cultures and customs of the countries in which the organization works by demonstrating a spirit of tolerance, integrity and social responsibility.

7. Wherever the operations are located, provide all internationally recognized human rights, a safe work environment, fair treatment and salary for all employees including the principle of “equal pay for equal work” without discrimination of any kind.

8. Take all possible measures to avoid or minimize damage to the environment and human health.

9. Take all actions necessary to comply with the requirements of this Charter. Senior management of signatories will assume the responsibility for realizing the letter and spirit of these principles.

If you agree with these principles, we invite you to join this global initiative right now!


A Brief Foreword

  • Worldwide Charter Signatories List
  • Worldwide Charter Application Form
  • Testimonials

Application Submission and Approval Process

• Being a business owner or an authorized organization’s representative, you must fill out an online submission application form on behalf of your organization;
• Once you have completed it, you will be sent an email which contains a link to confirm your application.
• The application will be evaluated, and in case of admission, you will receive a Certificate and will be granted the right to use the Charter brand and logo to demonstrate your commitment to a positive impact on economic growth, poverty reduction, environmental sustainability and human health throughout the world.

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