From principles to action

From principles to action

Founded by then Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the United Nations Global Compact is a special initiative of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General and the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. 

The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies to align strategies and operations with Ten Principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals — including the Sustainable Development Goals.

We provide a principle-based framework, best practices, resources and networking events that have revolutionized how companies do business responsibly and keep commitments to society. By catalyzing action, partnerships and collaboration, we make transforming the world possible – and achievable – for organizations large and small, anywhere around the globe.

UN Global Compact Network France

UN Global Compact Local Networks assist firms identify sustainability challenges and opportunities, give practical guidance for action, and encourage action in support of larger UN goals, hence advancing the initiative and its Ten Principles at the country level.

The UN Global Compact Network France is the French, business-led network of the UN Global Compact. It brings together more than 1,600 companies and non-profit organizations around social and environmental responsibility and sustainable development issues. It also has the mission to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the appropriation of the Sustainable Development Goals by the French business world.

Through Network France, companies may interact with other businesses and stakeholders from NGOs, government, and academia, and receive guidance on how to put their sustainability pledges into action. UN Global Compact Network France is a self-governing, self-managed organization that collaborates closely with the United Nations Global Compact and serves as a point of contact for UN Global Compact signatories in France.