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JOHANNESBURG, 1 September 2002 - Summing up Business Day, Lord Holme of Cheltenham, Vice Chair of Business Action for Sustainable Development, called upon the world business community to make its commitment to sustainable development clear. He set forth, in summary form:

The Johannesburg Business Pledge for Action

Sustainability is the Opportunity
which we embrace

Responsibility is the Standard
by which we should expect to be judged

Accountability is the Obligation
which we assume

Partnership is the Pathway
which we pursue

Business Day, a high-profile event hosted by Business Action for Sustainable Development, brought world business leaders together with NGOs, labor unions, and government officials to discuss initiatives and partnerships towards sustainable development.



"Our aim is simple. It is not to create yet another business organisation but rather create a network to ensure the world business community is assigned its proper place at the Summit and that we are seen at the event itself to be playing a constructive role."

- Sir Mark Moody-Stuart,
Chairman, BASD

World Business Council for Sustainable Development International Chamber of Commerce