Global Compact (United Nations Global Compact)

Global Compact profile

  • Overview

    The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest sustainability initiative, which works with business to transform our world, aiming to create a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to all people, communities and markets.

    Preferences in private sector partnership

    Global Compact participants are encouraged to partner with the initiative in a variety of ways. Primarily the Global Compact encourages engagement in support of the primary issue areas: Human Rights, Labour Rights, Environment and Anti-Corruption. In addition, the Global Compact aims to catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Further guidelines
    Preferred partnership types

    Advocacy of global issues; Business opportunities in low income communities/countries ; Project funding; Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel; Standards and guidelines development

    Sustainable Development Goals

    1. No poverty; 3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 5. Gender equality; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Issue areas

    Anti-Corruption; Biodiversity; Child Labour; Children's Rights; Climate Change; Energy; Forced Labour; Gender Equality; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Labour; Migrant Workers; Persons with Disabilities; Poverty; Principle 1; Principle 10; Principle 2; Principle 3; Principle 4; Principle 5; Principle 6; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Rule of Law; Women's Empowerment; Youth

    Regions / countries / territories

    Africa: 52 countries (click to show)
    Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Congo; Congo (Democratic Republic of the); Cote d'Ivoire; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mayotte (France); Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Reunion (France); Rwanda; Saint Helena; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Swaziland; Togo; Uganda; United Republic of Tanzania; Western Sahara; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Americas: 51 countries (click to show)
    Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Bolivia; Brazil; Canada; Cayman Islands; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Easter Island (Chile); Ecuador; El Salvador; Falkland Islands (Malvinas); French Guiana; Galapagos Islands (Ecuador); Greenland; Grenada; Guadeloupe (France); Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France); Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; United States; Uruguay; Venezuela; Virgin Islands (United States)
    Asia: 37 countries (click to show)
    Afghanistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region); China - Macau (Special Administrative Region); China - Taiwan Province; Christmas Island; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Cyprus; Democratic People's Republic of Korea; French Southern and Antarctic Lands; Georgia; India; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Maldives; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Philippines; Republic of Korea; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Tajikistan; Thailand; Timor Leste; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan; Vietnam
    Europe: 51 countries (click to show)
    Aland Islands (Finland); Albania; Andorra; Austria; Azores; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Channel Islands; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Faeroe Islands; Finland; France; Gibraltar; Greece; Holy See; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Isle of Man; Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Madeira (Portugal); Malta; Monaco; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Republic of Moldova; Romania; Russian Federation; San Marino; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (Norway); Sweden; Switzerland; The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Ukraine; United Kingdom
    Middle East: 19 countries (click to show)
    Algeria; Bahrain; Egypt; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Morocco; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; State of Palestine; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
    Oceania: 24 countries (click to show)
    American Samoa; Australia; Cook Islands; Fiji; French Polynesia; Guam; Heard and McDonald Islands; Kiribati; Micronesia (Federated States of); Nauru; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Niue; Norfolk Island; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau; Pitcairn; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tokelau; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna Islands

    Type(s) of services / business sectors

    Automobiles & Parts; Banks; Basic Resources; Chemicals; Construction & Materials; Financial Services; Food & Beverage; Health Care; Industrial Goods & Services; Industrial Goods & Services - Support Services; Insurance; Media; Oil & Gas; Other; Personal & Household Goods; Real Estate; Retail; Technology; Telecommunications; Travel & Leisure; Utilities


    Description Date
    Early Recovery And Livelihoods Support in Haiti 24 Oct 2016
    Coordination And Support Services for Emergency Response in Haiti 24 Oct 2016
    Displacement Tracking Matrix Support in Haiti 24 Oct 2016
    Education And School Infrastructure Needs in Haiti 24 Oct 2016
    Protecting Women And Children To Support Humanitarian Assistance In Haiti 24 Oct 2016
    Logistics And Emergency Telecommunications Needs in Haiti 24 Oct 2016
    Health Care, Emergency Treatment and Preventing Cholera in Haiti 24 Oct 2016
    Food Security, Nutrition and Emergency Agriculture Needs in Haiti 24 Oct 2016
    Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Needs in Haiti 24 Oct 2016
    Emergency Shelter and Essential Non-Food Items to Haiti 24 Oct 2016
    Fuel Relief Fund: Support Needed to Maintain Fuel Supply for Critical Earthquake Response Efforts 06 May 2015
    Translation of Nepal Earthquake Relief outreach materials into Japanese 04 May 2015
    Nepal Earthquake Relief Delivery: Helicopters 28 Apr 2015
    Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Needs for Nepal Earthquake relief 28 Apr 2015
    Nepal Earthquake: Hospital Supplies 28 Apr 2015
    Medical Supplies for Nepal Earthquake response 28 Apr 2015
    Ebola Response Specialist Personnel: Health Response 08 Oct 2014
    Ebola Response Specialist Personnel: Training 08 Oct 2014
    Ebola Response Specialist Personnel: Construction 08 Oct 2014
    Ebola Response Medical Support: Clinical supplies for Ebola Treatment Centres (ETCs) 08 Oct 2014
    Ebola Response Medical Support: Funding Support for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 08 Oct 2014
    Ebola Response Medical Support: Medical evacuations - MEDEVAC 08 Oct 2014
    Ebola Response Non-medical Support: Mobile Radio and Public Information Infrastructure 08 Oct 2014
    Ebola Response Non-medical Support: Information tracking, analysis and communications 08 Oct 2014
    Ebola Response Non-medical Support: Storage Facilities 08 Oct 2014
    Ebola Response Non-medical Support: Vehicles 08 Oct 2014
    Ebola Response Non-medical Support: Incinerators 08 Oct 2014
    Ebola Response Non-medical Support: Generators 08 Oct 2014
    Ebola Response: Aviation management & support capacity 08 Oct 2014
    Endorse The CEO Water Mandate 09 May 2012
    Women’s Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business – UN Women and UN Global Compact 21 Jun 2010
    Join Caring for Climate 26 Feb 2010
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