Early Adopter Programme

In an effort to add value and streamline the Communication on Progress (CoP), the annual disclosure requirement for participating companies of the United Nations Global Compact, we are launching an enhanced Communication on Progress digital platform in 2023. The new CoP platform will enable participating companies to understand, measure, track and disclose their progress on the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact and their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.

To help us on this journey, we are extending a special invitation to participating companies to join our Early Adopter Programme. Participants in the Early Adopter Programme will try the new digital platform, provide feedback, and disclose progress using the new CoP platform starting on 1 April 2022 through 31 May 2022. The feedback you provide on quality and usability will help us identify issues, fix them, and make the CoP even better.

As a member of the Early Adopter Programme, you will:

  1. Get early access to the pre-release version of the CoP platform and its latest features
  2. Access resources, video tutorials and live webinars to support your Communication on Progress transition
  3. Have the opportunity to provide targeted feedback that will shape and improve the platform before its full release in 2023
  4. Get recognition for your support as an Early Adopter
Who is eligible to participate?

Participant companies that have an ‘active’ Global Compact status are eligible to participate in the Early Adopter Programme. Companies currently in ‘non-communicating’ status are not eligible and should submit their 2022 Communication on Progress via the current system. See Early Adopter Programme FAQs for more details.

What is expected of participants in the Early Adopter Programme?
  • Attend Q&A sessions on the Early Adopter Programme in preparation for the April-May 2022 submission period.
  • Provide feedback on the CoP questionnaire and test the digital platform throughout the submission process;
  • Submit their Communication on Progress using the new system from 1 April through 31 May 2022. (Please note that failure to submit the Communication on Progress during this submission period will result in the company being listed as ‘non-communicating’. ‘Active’ status can be regained anytime by submitting the delayed CoP by 31 December 2022 using the new system).
How to enroll?

Use the link below to submit your interest in participating in the Early Adopter Programme. You will then be contacted by a representative from the UN Global Compact Office to confirm your participation and provide you with all details on next steps.

Help us make the enhanced Communication on Progress release our best yet! Join the Early Adopter Programme by 18 February 2022 and help us shape the future of the Communication on Progress.

A message from Sanda Ojiambo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact on the new Communication on Progress.

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