Topics: Business ethics, Human rights, United Nations Pages: 4 (1063 words) Published: April 18, 2013
Communications in Business

Letter to Executive of Local Network

I.X. Elle
Semester Two 2010
Bentley Campus
Tutor: Novita Ikasari

Ms I.X.Elle
Director of Corporate Communications
Bayer Western Australia
GPO Box 6789
Perth WA 6001

October 2, 2010

Ms Novita Ikasari
Executive of the Australasian Local Network
PO Box 123
Bentley WA 6004

Dear Ms Ikasari

This letter contains our recommendations to the Local Network to encourage compliance with Global Compact principle one, which states “Businesses should support and respect the protection of proclaimed human rights”, and principle nine “Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies”.

At Bayer we believe in doing the right thing by our stakeholders. Bayer is a founding member of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and has supported the ten principles since inception. We are proactive in pioneering new ideas and concepts to facilitate compliance to the principles. Our long history in many of the countries in which we operate, ensures that we are well placed to make recommendations to the Australasian Local Network.

Bayer’s support of its host communities throughout the world complies with the business practices of the Global Compact. Our performance report is available on the Bayer website and includes the extent to which human rights and environmental issues are addressed. These business policies are consistent with those of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and meet the definitions outlined on the UN website under Agenda 21 (Bayer 2010). The recommendations are: 1. Introduce promotion of human rights records on product labelling. a. Consumers can make purchase choices based on their values about human rights. b. Employees in the country of origin benefit because their treatment “goes on the record”. 2. Improve...

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