Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is both a policy platform and a practical framework for companies that are committed to sustainability and responsible business practices. As a multi-stakeholder leadership initiative, it seeks to align business operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. With more than 8,000 corporate signatories in over 145 countries, it is the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative.
At the UN Global Compact, we believe it’s possible to create a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to people, communities and markets. That’s our vision.
To make this happen, the UN Global Compact supports companies to:
Do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption; and
Take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.
Environment – Address environmental risks and leverage opportunities, recognizing the fate of your business is tied to the planet
Social – Manage impact and opportunities affecting employees, workers in the value chain, customers and local communities
Governance – support the economic development of the societies in which you operate, leading to good governance and stability.
Sustainable Development – help deliver on our worl’s priorities through action and collaboration, ensuring a better future for all.
Financial Markets – Make better investments by proactively managing sustainability risks.
Supply Chain – Extend principled practices throughout an organization’s entire network ensuring sustainability performance.
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