Universal value would be value that enables, supports and maintains life. As a whole and in all it’s constituent parts. And wholeness seems by causality be forced to sacrifice parts in response to the unavoidable turbulence that is part of life itself. That necessity brings us to reconsider the meaning of value within any perceived wholeness, such as a system. So there seems to be a natural order, a hierarchy of values with the whole of life at its top.
They say it is lonely at the top. But that is only when the wholeness is denied. When other parts are denied or subdued at the honour of the top particle.