A Common Language
The UN Global Compact provides a universal language for corporate responsibility and provides a policy framework for organizing and developing corporate sustainability strategies. The UN Global Compact provides your company with a powerful alignment to global action plans including the Paris Climate Agreement and is the formal way for your company to commit to:
The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
At the UN Global Compact, we aim to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. That’s our vision.
We ask companies to become more sustainable by incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity. By doing so, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet but also aligning to a set of universal principles that are accepted by countries across the world.
View the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
For companies wanting to advance the SDG agenda, the job starts by acting responsibly – incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact widely into strategies and operations. Learn more about A Principles-Based Approach to the SDGs.
To move from awareness to action, the UN Global Compact offers participants an extensive toolbox including next-generation solutions platforms, an online UN Business Action Hub and resources that will help your business take action to achieve the SDGs. Learn more about what the UN Global Compact offers on the global level.
While the SDGs are universal, they will very much be addressed at the national level. In Canada, the Global Compact Network Canada is spearheading the SDGs and working with different Canadian companies to increase awareness and uptake.
Learn more about our Canadian programs and initiatives.
A Platform to Show Your Commitment
The UN Global Compact and its Canadian network, the Global Compact Network Canada, provide a platform for your company to demonstrate your commitment to the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact and the 17 SDGs through the following:
- Your Communication on Progress/Communication on Engagement (COP/COE)
- Public profile
- SDG Pioneers
- SDG Leadership Awards
- Tools to communicate engagement in the UN Global Compact – Media toolkit and the “WE SUPPORT” UN Global Compact logo
The GCNC provides a platform for industry experts and thought leaders to contribute to the Canadian corporate sustainability community.
A Hub for Collaboration
Connect to over 12,000+ UN Global Compact global signatories in over 160 countries around the world. We offer a platform — based on universal principles — to encourage peer-to-peer learning and dialogue with other businesses, civil society, Governments, and other stakeholders to foster innovative solutions and ideas.
Access World-class Tools and Resources
Access to the world’s best and emerging practices for practical solutions to corporate sustainability challenges. We offer best practice guidance, trainings, and resources regarding cutting-edge corporate sustainability issues. Participants of the GCNC Network have access to high-level Working Groups, the Reporting Peer Review Program, and many other engagement opportunities delivered by industry leaders first hand.
Help & Support
We’re your guide every step of the way. We’ll help you commit to, assess, define, implement, measure and communicate your sustainability strategy.