The SUN Business Network (SBN) has developed a public register of commitment to encourage transparency and accountability. Each organisation wishing to become a member of the SBN will be required to submit:
- A statement that the organisation supports and complies with the SUN and SBN Principles of Engagement (below), as well as
- A statement of its planned or actual contribution (either financial, in-kind or knowledge/technology transfer) to nutrition-related interventions, aligned with the SUN Strategy or one or more individual country’s nutrition action plan.
For more information on the benefits of membership and to submit your membership request, please refer to and fill out our SBN global membership form (To fill in the form, right-click ‘Save link as’. Once the form has been saved to your desktop and opened, click on ‘Fill & Sign’ on the upper right hand corner to fill in the form).
- Commitments may have been made to other platforms (such as Every Woman Every Child or Nutrition for Growth Compact) provided their impact on nutrition is clearly articulated.
- These commitments will be reviewed by the SBN co-chairs and the SUN secretariat.
- Commitments will be posted on the www.sunbusinessnetwork.org website.
- Any organisation submitting a commitment must agree to provide an annual update reporting progress.
For further information, or to submit your membership request, please email Marta Wnukiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org
SUN Movement Principles of Engagement
• Be rights-based: act in line with a commitment to uphold the equity and rights of all women, men and their children.
• Be transparent about impact: all stakeholders to transparently and honestly demonstrate the impact of collective action.
• Be inclusive: through open multi-stakeholder partnerships that bring proven solutions and interventions to scale.
• Be willing to negotiate: when conflicts arise, as can be expected with diverse partners working together, hold the intention to resolve conflicts and reach a way forward.
• Be mutually accountable: act so all stakeholders feel responsible for and are held collectively accountable to the joint commitments.
• Be cost-effective: establish priorities on evidenced-based analysis of what will have the greatest and most sustainable impact for the least cost.
• Be continuously communicative: to learn and adapt through regular sharing of the relevant critical lessons, what works and what does not, across sectors, countries and stakeholders.
Principles of Engagement of the SUN Business Network
• Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
• Businesses should comply with UN guidance on health and nutrition, with a specific mention of the International Code on Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes and World Health Assembly resolutions related to Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition
• Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
• Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; the effective abolition of child labour; and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
• Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
• Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Updated 31 January 2017