Mission and Vision
Officially launched on 14 April 2005, the Global Compact Network Lithuania operates as an entirely voluntary initiative. The Local Network emerged from the Initiative on Responsible Business Group, established at the “Responsible Business in Society” conference hosted by Lithuanian President H.E.Valdas Adamkus, in autumn 2004. The network is chaired by a company member, elected on a rotating basis, that leads network activities, facilitate sand provides a site for monthly meetings, represents the network to the public, maintains the network website, and ensures the Secretariat functions. Network decisions are made by consensus.
Mission: The Local Network aims to promote the development of responsible business as a condition for sustainable development in Lithuania. The network’s purpose is to exchange knowledge, experience and innovations and organize joint learning forums, thereby improving business strategies and implementing joint projects for the benefit of business and society. Companies and organizations that believe in sustainable development and responsible business, respect employees’ human and labour rights, protect the environment, are against corruption and take interest in developing sustainable business strategies, as well as civil society, may become network members after officially joining the UN Global Compact.
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