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UN Global Compact

UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact aims to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want.

  1. Do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption; and
  2. Take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.

Global Compact Swiss Network

The UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein is a business-led, but multi-stakeholder initiative. Its members include some of Switzerland and Liechtenstein’s biggest and most renowned companies, as well as small and medium-sized businesses, business associations, NGOs and academic institutions. Collectively, they represent:

USD Billion Revenue
Million Employees
Number of Swiss Industries

How to Join?

Business Applicants who are eligible to join the UN Global Compact fall under the following definitions:
  • Company — any legal entity engaging in business, such as a corporation or partnership, with at least 250 full-time direct employees and/or any state-owned companies
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) — same as a Company but with less than 250. companies are required to have at least one direct employee and active operations.

Step 1

Review the Application Guidelines for a detailed step-by-step guide to the Business Application joining process.

Step 2

Prepare a Letter of Commitment addressed to the UN Secretary-General and signed by your company’s highest level executive (or equivalent) committing to implement the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, take action in support of the Sustainable Development Goals and submit an annual Communication on Progress (COP). Please find letter templates in English and nine other languages below.

Step 3

Complete the Online Application Form and upload a digital copy of the Letter of Commitment signed by the highest level executive. The name of the highest level executive who signed the Letter of Commitment must correspond with the entry name in the online registration form.