UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT

UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT

SUSTAINABILITY IN BUSINESS

FuturED endorses the UN Global Compact.

The United Nations Global Compact is a non-binding United Nations pact to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies and to report on their implementation. The UN Global Compact is a principle-based framework for businesses, stating ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption. Under the Global Compact, companies are brought together with UN agencies, labour groups, and civil society. Cities can join the Global Compact through the Cities Programme.

The UN Global Compact was announced by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in an address to the World Economic Forum on 31 January 1999 and was officially launched at UN Headquarters in New York City on 26 July 2000. The Global Compact Office works on the basis of a mandate set out by the UN General Assembly as an organization that “promotes responsible business practices and UN values among the global business community and the UN System.”

 

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