A Global Movement

Your 2018 Engagement in the UN Global Compact

Our mission is to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. To end extreme poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change, we need your company join our global movement. Across the world, companies committing to embed the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact in their operations and report annually on their progress form part of the world’s largest network of responsible business leaders and practitioners and play an active role in shaping the sustainability agenda.

Globally and on the ground through over 70 Local Networks, the UN Global Compact guides companies to do well by operating responsibly, taking bold actions, and bringing the voice of responsible business to dialogues with world leaders. Beginning in January 2018, we are strengthening and tailoring our support for business by introducing two distinct engagement tiers to suit your company’s needs: Participant or Signatory.

What is a Participant?

Participants actively engage at the global level, with the UN Global Compact. Participants receive:

  • Full access to global resources and activities.
  • Full access to their country-specific resources and activities.
  • Full access to the UN Global Compact digital platform and tools.
  • Opportunities to fully engage with the Global Compact Local Network in their country or region.

The Participant tier is ideal for leaders, but also for learners, looking to accelerate their sustainability efforts and scale up their impact across the globe. To engage in the Participant tier, businesses of all sizes must make a required annual financial contribution, based on their annual gross revenue/sales.

Learn more about the concrete opportunities available to Participants in the 2018 UN Global Compact Flyer.

What is a Signatory?

Signatories actively engage at their national or regional level with the UN Global Compact. Signatories receive:

  • Full access to their country-specific resources and activities.
  • Basic access to the UN Global Compact digital platform and tools.
  • Opportunities to engage with the Global Compact Local Network in their country or region.

To engage in the Signatory tier, businesses with revenue over USD 50 million must make a required annual financial contribution, based on their annual gross revenue/sales. The voluntary nature of financial contributions to the global initiative is preserved for smaller businesses: Signatories with annual gross revenue/sales less than USD 50 million are asked only to make a financial contribution if they wish to fully engage with the Local Network in their country.

Learn more about the concrete opportunities available to Signatories in the 2018 UN Global Compact Flyer.