The UN Global Compact is a unique strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with the ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. This initiative allows for businesses, in their capacity as a primary drivers of globalization, to ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that go hand in hand with values that benefit economies and societies everywhere.
Worldwide social, political and economic challenges and happenings affect business. More than ever before, many companies recognize the need to collaborate and partner with governments, civil society, labour and the United Nations.
This increasing awareness and understanding is reflected in the Global Compact’s rapid growth. With over 10,000 corporate participants and other stakeholders from over 130 countries, it is the largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world.