News of Global Compact Network Switzerland

For all interested companies and individuals: Read the updates of all the activities and possibilities for the private sector week. Our UNGC members are specially invited to have a look or/and participate actively. For questions please contact our Secretariat.

Im Rahmen der Umsetzung des Nationalen Aktionsplans für Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte wollen das SECO und das EDA die bestehende gute Praxis der Schweizer Unternehmen fördern. Sie unterstützen Unternehmen und insbesondere die KMU bei ihren Bemühungen. Dafür haben sie in Zusammenarbeit mit GCNS eine Broschüre über die menschenrechtliche Verantwortung von kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen (KMU) veröffentlicht.

Global Compact Network Switzerland in collaboration with Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and taste company and member of the Network since 2008, hosted a critical dialogue on climate action with Ambassador de Alba, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Action Summit. Addressing the actions needed to limit the global temperature increase to no more than 1.5°C, keynotes from Ambassador de Alba and Gilbert Ghostine, CEO of Firmenich highlighted the urgency of building climate resilience by mobilizing all sectors, from private to public, to drive transformative change. The event was attended by business leaders cutting across critical sectors, from luxury and consumer goods, to banking and academia, as well as Government and leading international organisations.

Our 3rd Swiss Global Compact Dialogue focused on the UN Global Compact Principle 10 – Anti-Corruption under the title "Corruption-free business environment – a challenge and chance for Swiss business and society".

A rich panel with high-level experts from the private and public sector, civil society and academia gave an overview of the main challenges faced on how Swiss Business, State and Civil Society are affected while also mentioning how responsibly corruption-free business environments can be created.

Watch the interview of our Executive Director, Antonio Hautle, who was in conversation with CNNMoney Switzerland about the UN Global Compact, Responsible Business Conduct, sustainability in the supply chains, Human Rights Due Dilligence, the progress made till now and much more!

EcoVadis, one of the leading providers of business sustainability ratings, has published a new report on sustainability performance comparisons between organizations who have committed to the UN Global Compact principles vs. those that have not. Analysing performances of the UNGC’s Ten Principles across key themes of Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Business Ethics and Sustainable Procurement, EcoVadis finds that committed companies perform better across their supply chains while Sustainable Procurement and environment themes have the greatest gaps between UN Global Compact participants and nonparticipants

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