The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, with over 13,500 participating businesses and non-business organisations. The UN Global Compact is a call to companies to align their strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions to advance societal goals – such as the Sustainable Development Goals.
Endorsed by chief executives globally, the UN Global Compact aims to mobilise a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. To achieve this, 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.
- Take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.
Members of the UN Global Compact also:
- Report annually on the organisation’s ongoing efforts
- Engage locally where the organisation has a presence