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Business Organizations

Please follow the steps outlined below to ensure the successful submission of your application.

Step 1

Review the Online Application Guideline

Step 2

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) take action in support of UN goals; and (iii) the annual submission of a Communication on Progress (COP).

Letter of Commitment Samples

Step 3

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.


As a participant, a company:

  • Sets in motion changes to business operations so that the Global Compact and its principles become part of strategy, culture and day-to-day operations;
  • Is expected to publicly advocate the Global Compact and its principles via communications vehicles such as press releases, speeches, etc; and
  • Is required to annually communicate on progress in implementing the ten UN Global Compact principles through a public corporate report (e.g., sustainability or annual report).