The 8 Holy Land Principles

American principles following American investment

A Corporate Code of Conduct for U.S. Companies in The Holy Land

American companies have a responsibility to maximize the profits of their shareholders. And shareholders have the right and responsibility to insist that their profits are earned through ethical corporate practices – that they avoid discrimination based on national,  racial, ethnic or religious identity.

Moreover, ethical investment not only benefits society but also creates stronger and more sustainable profits for their shareholders.

The Holy Land Principles are based the very effective  Mac Bride Principles (for Northern Ireland).The Holy Land Principles seek to ensure that American companies practice fair employment in Palestine-Israel or Israel-Palestine.  The Principles do not call for quotas,  disinvestment, divestment, reverse discrimination or boycotts.
By endorsing the Holy Land Principles, corporations will also enhance America’s image, as Middle East residents clearly  see that American companies support equality and fairness for all.

The Holy Land Principles call on American companies conducting business in The Holy Land to:

 

Principle #1

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Adhere to equal and fair employment practices in hiring, compensation, training, professional education, advancement and governance without discrimination based on national, racial, ethnic or religious identity.

Principle #2

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Identify underrepresented employee groups and initiate active recruitment efforts to increase the number of underrepresented employees.

Principle #3

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Develop training programs that will prepare substantial numbers of current minority employees for skilled jobs, including the expansion of existing programs and the creation of new programs to train, upgrade, and improve the skills of minority employees.

Principle #4

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Maintain a work environment that is respectful of all national, racial, ethnic and religious groups.

Principle #5

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Ensure that layoff, recall and termination procedures do not favor a particular national, racial, ethnic or religious group.

Principle #6

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Not make military service a precondition or qualification for employment for any position, other than those positions that specifically require such experience, for the fulfillment of an employee’s particular responsibilities.

Principle #7

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Not accept subsidies, tax incentives or other benefits that lead to the direct advantage of one national, racial, ethnic or religious group over another.

Principle #8

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Appoint staff to monitor, oversee, set timetables, and publicly report on their progress in implementing the Holy Land Principles.