In 2006 respACT – the Autrian platform for CSR and Sustainable Development became the official Focal Point of the Global Compact Network Austria. respACT as the Focal Point is the key driver and main contact point in all GC issues. Recently, the Austrian Development Agency and ICEP joined and are now playing an active role in the development of the network. OMV as one of the first UNGC participants in Austria and is the most active company being involved in diverse UNGC activities on global as well as on national level. A steering committee was established in February 2009. Its members are the following: respACT as the Focal Point, Austrian Development Agency, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank, Hauska & Partner, RCE (University of Graz) and Bawag P.S.K.
The objectives of the Austrian network are the enlargement of the network, awareness raising for the Global Compact and the 10 principles among companies and the public and creating engagement opportunities for participants. Key activities are: General Meetings taking place twice a year, workshops under specific topics (2009: Human Rights), and exchange of best practice among the participants
The main goals for 2009 are the enlargement of the network by 50%, the
development of the GCLN website and awareness rising around Human Rights among Austrian
Network Contact Person
Ms. Bettina Steinbrugger
Ms. Daniela Knieling
Participation in the Global Compact does not necessarily reflect participation in the Global Compact Local Network.
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Accepted on 5 March, 2014