The Global Compact Network Switzerland (GCNS) is a member-based association. Each swiss company or organisation is allowed to become a member of the GCNS. There are three types of membership to the association.

Regular members
Regular members engage actively with the association and are obliged to contribute with a full annual membership fee. They have a voting right in the association’s meetings and particularly in the General Assembly. They have to be business signatories, approved by the UN Global Compact Office in New York.

Annual fee: CHF 1000.- for companies which turnover is less than one billion; CHF 3000.- for companies which turnover exceeds one billion.

Associate business members
Associate business members are interested in the association’s work and the Global Compact initiative in general. They participate regularly in the association’s activities, are expected to contribute with a reduced membership fee and don’t have a voting right. They receive regular information of the association and get invited for most of the activities and specific parts of the meetings.

Associate business members can notably be:

  • microenterprises not being able to register as signatory of the Global Compact (currently small companies with less than 10 employees) but committed to its objectives and principles,
  • enterprises which are not or not yet signatory of the Global Compact, but interested in the association’s work,
  • enterprises which are a non-active signatory due to failure of delivering the COP-report but remain interested in the association’s work.

Annual fee: CHF 500.-

Associate non-business members
Associate non-business members are individuals or organizations from civil society, academia or government with strong interest in the association’s work, particularly including nonbusiness signatories to the Global Compact Initiative based in Switzerland. They participate regularly in the association’s activities, are expected to contribute with a reduced membership fee and don’t have a voting right. They receive regular information of the association and get invited for most of the activities and specific parts of the meetings.

Annual fee: CHF 500.-

Guests
Guests are partners and friends of the association invited for specific activities and respective parts of the meetings upon request and following approval of the Board.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you have any question regarding your membership. We will be delighted to discuss which membership type is the most appropriate for your needs and situation.

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