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ABA International Law Section Approves Sample Letter for US Companies


On 17 April 2004, the American Bar Association’s International Law Section joined the organization's Business Law Section in approving a letter that U.S. companies can use in signing on to the Global Compact. 

The letter recognizes the value of the Global Compact in encouraging corporate consideration of universally accepted principles to harmonize the role of business and society, stating that “The Global Compact recognizes that, because of the wealth that business creates, businesses are part of the solution to world peace and security and a decent standard of living and quality of life”.

With the approval of both the Business Law Section and the International Law Section of the ABA, U.S. companies have an even more important tool to initiate their commitment to the Global Compact. The process begins when a company’s CEO, backed by its board, sends such a letter to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Please click here to download the sample letter.