Private Sector Commitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

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In 2011, UNWTO formulated a Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, for the signature of private enterprises worldwide. In signing the commitment, companies pledge to uphold, promote and implement the values of responsible and sustainable tourism development championed by the Code. They further undertake to report on their implementation of the Code's principles in their corporate governance to the World Committee on Tourism Ethics

A special focus on social, cultural and economic matters is one of the main objectives of the Commitment, which draws particular attention to issues such as human rights, social inclusion, gender equality, accessibility, and the protection of vulnerable groups and host communities.

As of April 2018, 555 companies and associations from around the world have signed the Private Sector Commitment to the Code of Ethics. These signatories include enterprises from Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong (China), Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, People's Republic of China, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, The Netherlands, The Philippines, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom and Uruguay as well as five regional associations from Latin America and Europe.

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