Blog | Global Compact, the world's largest sustainability initiative
Companies of all sizes and sectors have a fundamental role in the social, ethical and environmental impact of the planet. For this reason, in 2000 the United Nations created the Global Compact, where they established 10 Key Principles that are promoted among companies in order to perform their activities in a responsible manner, aligning strategies and operations to 4 main axes:
With more than 12,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and 69 Local Networks, the UN Global Compact is the world's largest sustainability initiative.
By joining, you have access to training on key issues, learn about good practices, create alliances in a network of organizations that promote sustainability, expand horizons with networking, and contribute to society and the environment, among other benefits. There are two distinct engagement levels:
Signatory: for companies that actively engage with the UN Global Compact at their national or regional level and whose contribution allows them to access certain benefits.
Participant: With access to exclusive benefits, in this level participants actively engage with the UN Global Compact at the global level, and at their national or regional level. It is ideal for leaders, but also for learners, looking to accelerate their sustainability efforts and scale up their impact across the globe.