The Global Compact in Spain was launched in 2002 at the same time as Kofi Annan's official visit to Madrid. Thanks to the Fundacion Rafael del Pino, 135 entities endorsed the Global Compact initiative known in Spain as El Pacto Mundial de Naciones Unidas. In 2003 a Coordination Committee was created as an incentive for learning and dialogue amongst companies and their stakeholders, Labour Unions, NGOs, Academic Participants, Public Sectors, Business Associations and others organizations involved.
Finally, on 15 November 2004, during its third General Assembly, the Spanish Global Compact Network formed the Asociación Española del Pacto Mundial de Naciones Unidas, becoming only the second network worldwide (after India) to seek legal status as a chartered organization. A steering Committee of 21 members was created to manage the coordination and the strategic management of the Spanish Network.
The Spanish Network's members are expected to progress towards excellence in the fulfilment of the Ten Principles and in observing the integrity measures of the Global Compact. The Spanish Network undertakes activities such as Learning and Dialogue Forums, Sessions of Good Practice, Regional Presentations of Global Compact around the country and a Communication on Progress (COP) Workshop. They also promote Global Compact initiatives amongst participants and organize Working Groups on key issues.
Main achievements: the Spanish Network has elaborated a specific COP for large companies as well as a COP for SME and others organizations to promote transparency and communication. The 5th Anniversary of the Spanish Network was celebrated with the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon and some of the leading companies of the Network. As a key organization on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Spain, the Spanish Network has been invited to participate vocally in the State Council on CSR of the Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs.
Mr. Ángel Pes
Network Contact Person
Ms. Isabel Garro
Participation in the Global Compact does not necessarily reflect participation in the Global Compact Local Network.
Grupo OMBUDS, S.A.
Accepted on 15 April, 2015