About Global Compact

UN Global Compact encourages businesses to promote activities and partnerships that contribute to meeting the UN's goal of sustainable development.

Global Compact comprises ten fundamental principles relating to employee rights, human rights, protection of the environment and combating corruption. Companies that endorse Global Compact commit to supporting and respecting the ten principles and report their performance in the various areas annually. In 2011, Global Compact introduced a scheme where all members are classified in three categories; Learning Platform, Active level and Advanced level.

Global Compact is now the world’s largest initiative to promote corporate responsibility and has more than 12 000 members, including more than 8000 companies, from 170 countries.