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Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel Worldwide signs the United Nations Global Compact

United Nations
New York, NY 10017

Dear Mr. Secretary-General,

I am pleased to confirm that Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel Worldwide supports the ten principles of the Global Compact in respect to human rights, labour rights, the protection of the environment and anti-corruption. With this communication, we express our intent to support and advance those principles within our sphere of influence. We commit to making the Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of our company and undertake to make a clear statement of this commitment -both to our employees, partners, clients and to the public. We support public accountability and transparency and will report on progress made in a public manner.

Sincerely yours,

Mr. David Chamberlain
Founder Exquisite Safaris Philanthropic Travel Worldwide

About The UN Global Compact
The Global Compact is a voluntary initiative that seeks to advance universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption through the active engagement of the corporate community, in cooperation with civil society and representatives of organized labour.

While the purposes of the United Nations and business differ widely -the UN focuses on peace, poverty reduction and the protection of human rights, and business on profit and growth –their objectives increasingly overlap. Building sustainable markets, combatting corruption, safeguarding the environment and ensuring social inclusion is increasingly important for the long-term value for business. It makes business sense for companies to invest in creating a sound environment in which to do business, to minimize risks and to harness new business opportunities by supporting emerging markets.

Direct benefits of participation include:
1. Global and local opportunities to dialogue and collaborate with other businesses, NGOs, labour, and governments on critical issues.
2. Exchange of experiences and good practices inspiring practical solutions and strategies to challenging problems.
3. Finding an entry-point through which companies can access the UN’s broad knowledge of development issues
4. Leveraging the UN’s global reach and convening power with governments, business, civil society and other stakeholders

In-direct benefits of participation include:
1. Increased legitimacy and license to operate, particularly in the developing world, because business practices are based on universal values.
2. Improved reputation and increasing brand value to consumers and investors “ specifically in the context of changing societal expectations.
3. Increased employee morale and productivity, and attracting and retaining the highest qualified employees
4. Improved operational efficiency, for instance through better use of raw materials and waste management.

The Global Compact has accumulated a substantial inventory of resources and tools that provide guidance to companies on addressing the issue areas covered by the principles.

* Human Rights
* Labour Standards
* Environment
* Anti-Corruption

The Global Compact’s Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption enjoy universal consensus and are derived from:

* The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
* The International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
* The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
* The United Nations Convention Against Corruption

The Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption:

Human Rights
* Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
* Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labour Standards
* Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
* Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
* Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
* Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

* Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
* Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
* Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

* Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

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