Operate responsibly, in alignment with universal sustainability principles

Take actions that support the society around you

Commit to the effort from your organisation’s highest level, pushing sustainability deep intoyour DNA on your ongoing efforts

Report annually – Communication on Progress (COP) (or bi-annually if you are a non-business Communication on Engagement (COE))

Engage locally where you have a presence (for multinational companies)

Make an annual financial commitment to support the work of the UNGC Office

Yes, but it also pertains to day-to-day operations within the business

Signatories engage only in national and regional levels, whereas Participants engage in global levels as well.

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LEAD is a recognition given to Participants who engage in two or more Action Platforms, pass an integrity screen and submit an Advanced COP (Communication on Progress).

Platforms developed by the Global Compact to advance responsible business activities and fill emerging gaps in meeting the Global Goals in order to achieve the ambitious and necessary goals set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Overview of 2018 Action Platforms

COP (Communication on Progress) is an annual report describing the company’s progress towards supporting the Ten Principles of the UNGC.

Minimum requirements:

A statement by the Chief Executive expressing continued support for the UN Global Compact and renewing the participant’s ongoing commitment to the initiative

A description of practical actions the company has taken or plans to take to implement the Ten Principles in each of the four areas (human rights, labour, environment, anti-corruption)

A measurement of outcomes

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (or Global Goals for Sustainable Development) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations in 2015.

The formal name for the SDGs is: "Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development." That has been shortened to "2030 Agenda".

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