Welcome to the UN Global Compact

Launched in 2000 as a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies worldwide to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Today, the UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 20,000 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.


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The UN Global Compact offers guidance, training, tools and support to private-sector companies so they can do more to improve our world. Resources open to the public are marked with an asterisk (*). Participating companies of the UN Global Compact have access to all resources.

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More ways to connect, learn, lead and communicate with the UN Global Compact


Engage Locally with one of our 60+ Local Networks

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


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

Raise your level of ambition with the Forward Faster initiative


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