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Goldman Sachs Environmental Policy Framework – 2015 Our Business Environmental and Social Risk Management 13 We also recognize the significance of cultural and natural heritage and will not knowingly finance extractive projects, commercial logging or other environmentally sensitive projects in prescribed UNESCO World Heritage sites. Furthermore, we will not finance projects that contravene any relevant international environmental agreement which has been enacted into the law of, or otherwise has the force of law in, the country in which the project is located. Human Rights: Goldman Sachs recognizes that environmental and social issues are often linked. We have a responsibility to help protect, preserve and promote human rights around the world. Examples of such rights are articulated in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. While national governments bear the primary responsibility for ensuring human rights, we believe that the private sector can and should play a role in championing these fundamental rights. Our respect for human rights is
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