The Global Compact Network Switzerland (GCNS) aligns its activities with the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and supports its members to fulfill their commitment to implement the Ten Principles in their strategies and operations.
When signing up to the UN Global Compact, companies and non-business organisations commit themselves to respect the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and to promote good business practices. But what does this commitment mean in practice? Implementing policies, processes and reporting schemes in the fields of human rights, labour standards, environment and anti-corruption can be challenging and often confronts companies with new questions. What is a human rights policy? Which processes need to be implemented to ensure that workers in the supply chain enjoy safe working conditions and are paid a living wage? How can corruption be prevented? Which indicators should be used?
By organizing public events, trainings, sharing and learning lunches and by conveying tools, guidelines and best practices on corporate sustainability issues aligned with the Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the GCNS works to smooth the path and to help companies improve their practices in a timely and efficient manner.