Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact (UNGC) is a call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption (UN Global Compact Principles), and take actions to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With more than 12.000 signatories over 170 countries, it is the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative. The initiative is both global and local, private and public, voluntary yet accountable.
The UN Global Compact has a unique constellation of participants, bringing companies together with governments, civil society, labour, the United Nations, and other key stakeholders. Global Compact Local Networks were launched to help make the UN Global Compact relevant across the world’s different economic, political and cultural contexts and to support meaningful engagement with its signatories.
The Global Compact Network Belgium (GCNB) implements a programme of activities in support of Belgium-based UN Global Compact signatories who wish to maximize the benefits of their engagement with the UN Global Compact. In order to achieve greater impact in the Belgian landscape, the GCNB created an alliance with the sustainability network The Shift in January 2016. This results in shared services for our members in terms of activities, projects and campaigning on the SDGs.
To sum up: the GCNB develops and implements a local programme of activities together with its partners and members, in order to maximize the benefits of participation in the broad UN Global Compact network.
For more information please check Benefits of participation.