Welcome to the UN Global Compact

Thank you for your interest in becoming a participating company of the UN Global Compact.

Launched in 2000, as a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact’s mission is to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding the Ten Principles and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change.

Today, the UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 18,000 companies and 3,800 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries and more than 60 Local Networks bringing companies together with all stakeholders –– Governments, civil society, investors, academia and the United Nations at the country-level.


Interested in joining the UN Global Compact? Fill out the form below to learn more.

Ways to Engage

The United Nations Global Compact helps you cut through the complexity by enabling you to connect, learn, lead and communicate along your sustainability journey. No matter your size, sector or geographic location, all companies can contribute. Wherever you are, you will find relevant resources to help you accelerate progress.


Engage Locally with one of our 60+ Local Networks

Participate in flagship, regional and thematic events and conferences*, including our annual flagship events:

  • COP27
  • Leaders Summit
  • Target Gender Live
  • Uniting Business Live


With the UN Global Compact library*, get access to the guides, toolkits and best practices for your sustainability journey

With the UN Global Compact Academy, develop knowledge and skills through cutting-edge online learning across key corporate sustainability topics.

Make progress on specific goal through our multi-month Accelerator programmes


Empower business sector action on urgent topics through our Think Labs

Connect relevant stakeholders and shape policy positions through policy advocacy activities

Advocate for change through our Call-to-Action campaigns


Communicate your progress made in implementing the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact through the annual Communication on Progress

Showcase your company’s commitment to sustainability through your Participant Profile

Get recognized for the work you do through our Recognition Programmes

Any questions? Contact the Participant Engagement Team at info@unglobalcompact.org