How to join the UN Global Compact
To join the United Nations Global Compact, a company should:
- Review the Online Application Guideline
- Prepare a Letter of Commitment signed by the chief executive to the Secretary-General of the United Nations expressing commitment to (i) the UN Global Compact and its ten principles; (ii) engagement in partnerships to advance broad UN goals; and (iii) the annual submission of a Communication on Progress (COP). Sample letters are currently available in English, Français, Español, Deutsch and Português
- Complete the Online Application Form and upload a digital copy of the Letter of Commitment signed by the highest executive. The name of the chief executive who signed the Letter of Commitment must correspond with the entry in the online registration form.
When a company has joined the Global Compact, it is expected to:
- Set in motion changes to business operations so that the Global Compact and its principles become part of strategy, culture and day-to-day operations;
- Publicly advocate the Global Compact and its principles via communications vehicles such as press releases, speeches, etc.; and
- To produce on a annual basis - first time within two years from joining the Global Compact - a Communication on Progress (COP) on the progress the company has made in implementing the ten principles in their business activities (read more)
For more information visit the UN Global Compact web site or contact the Global Compact Nordic Network.
There is NO compulsory registration fee etc. when join the UN Global Compact Initiative. On voluntary basis companies can support the work of the GC as donator etc. However, companies must naturally cover all their practical external and internal costs related to their GC activities.
Nordic companies that are signatories to the Global Compact can choose to join the Global Compact Nordic Network to learn from other members on the implementation of GC principles and progress communication. Read more about the Global Compact Nordic Network here.
Last update: 2012-11-22