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File #: Res 1461-2000    Version: * Name: Endorse the Global Sullivan Principles
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 7/27/2000
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the Mayor of the City of New York to formally endorse the Global Sullivan Principles of corporate social responsibility, and to strongly encourage corporations and others doing business with the City to endorse and implement these principles.
Sponsors: Peter F. Vallone, Bill Perkins, Wendell Foster, Mary Pinkett, Adolfo Carrion, Una Clarke, Kathryn E. Freed, Lloyd Henry, Helen M. Marshall, Stanley E. Michels, Michael C. Nelson, Lawrence A. Warden, Stephen DiBrienza, Ronnie M. Eldridge, Julia Harrison, Karen Koslowitz, Sheldon S. Leffler, Guillermo Linares, Walter L. McCaffrey, Christine C. Quinn, Jose Rivera, Angel Rodriguez, John D. Sabini, Archie W. Spigner, June M. Eisland
Council Member Sponsors: 25
Attachments: 1. Committee Report
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
10/12/2000*Peter F. Vallone City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/2/2000*Peter F. Vallone Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/2/2000*Peter F. Vallone Committee on Governmental Operations Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/27/2000*Peter F. Vallone City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/27/2000*Peter F. Vallone City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 1461 Title Title Resolution calling upon the Mayor of the City of New York to formally endorse the Global Sullivan Principles of corporate social responsibility, and to strongly encourage corporations and others doing business with the City to endorse and implement these principles. Body Body By The Speaker (Council Member Vallone) and Council Members Perkins, Foster, Pinkett, Carrion, Clarke, Freed, Henry, Marshall, Michels, Nelson and Warden; also Council Members DiBrienza, Eldridge, Harrison, Koslowitz, Leffler, Linares, McCaffrey, Quinn, Rivera, Rodriguez, Sabini, Spigner and Eislans. Whereas, The Global Sullivan Principles were developed by the Reverend Leon H. Sullivan, a former director of the General Motors Corporation, where he served twenty years; and Whereas, Reverend Sullivan initiated the original principles in 1977 as a code of conduct for companies operating in South Africa; and Whereas, The Global Sullivan Principles continue to be acknowledged as one of the most effective efforts to end discrimination in the workplace in the Republic of South Africa, and became a major platform on which others could speak out for equal rights against the system of apartheid; and Whereas, The objectives of the Global Sullivan Principles are to support economic, social, and political justice by companies where they do business, thereby, attempting to improve the quality of life for communities, workers, and children, with dignity and equality; and Whereas, The goals of peace, justice and equality, that are embodied in the Global Sullivan Principles should be formally undertaken by the City of New York; and Whereas, The City of New York, renowned as the business capital of the world, is also a City where economic prosperity is disproportionately apparent in and around various communities; and Whereas, The adoption of these principles would help companies to begin to change the culture of exclusion that exists in many of their organizations and to start the process of instituting more inclusive, equitable and just practices and policies; and Whereas, Businesses such as Colgate-Palmolive, Ford Motor Company, Pfizer, Inc., Proctor & Gamble and many others have endorsed and/or implemented the principles; and Whereas, Local governments such as the Detroit City Council and the City of Atlanta have adopted the principles; and Whereas, The City of New York, given its diversity and resources should be at the forefront of this movement; now, therefore be it Resolved, That the Mayor of the City of New York formally endorse the Global Sullivan Principles of corporate social responsibility, and to strongly encourage corporations and others doing business with the City to endorse and implement these principles. LS # 3297 Afn