About the UN Global Compact

GUIDING YOU THROUGH YOUR
SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY

The way we do business has fundamentally changed. Sustainability is no longer just an option, but a competitive necessity. It’s a key driver of operational efficiency and innovation. In fact, companies that operate sustainably are more profitable and resilient, generate better brand value, have greater access to capital, and are more responsive to employees, customers and society.

But how do you get started? How do you effectively communicate your sustainability story? How do you meet your sustainability objectives and achieve long-term growth? How do you turn future risks into business opportunities and set ambitious targets?

Mounting expectations from customers, employees and investors, the ever-growing sustainability ecosystem and limited resources can make this process feel complex and challenging. The United Nations Global Compact helps you cut through the complexity by enabling your company to build trust and transparency, achieve your sustainability objectives and help shape the world’s sustainability agenda – guiding you throughout your sustainability journey.

THE UN GLOBAL COMPACT

A PRINCIPLES-BASED APPROACH TO DOING BUSINESS

The UN Global Compact is unparalleled in its ability to unite companies with every stakeholder group working to advance sustainable development, including Governments, civil society, investors, academia and the United Nations. Together, through bold actions and collaboration between all sectors of society, we can end extreme poverty and hunger, fight inequalities and address climate change, ensuring no one is left behind.

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Launched in 2000 as a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the UN Global Compact provides a framework for developing a more sustainable and responsible business. Today, the UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 9,500 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 60 Local Networks. It is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies

ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Our mission is to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. With easy access to authoritative guidance, training, tools and support, along with global reach and multi-stakeholder connections, the UN Global Compact enables businesses to achieve their sustainability objectives.

PARTICIPANTS OF THE UN GLOBAL COMPACT BENEFIT FROM:

Increased financial performance

Higher ESG scores

Increased employee engagement

Improved corporate governance