GOGLA and the UN Global Compact, a step closer to a better future

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GOGLA and the UN Global Compact, a step closer to a better future

GOGLA is glad to announce that it has applied for membership in the UN Global Compact policy initiative. This decision has to be seen as a natural further step to reaffirm GOGLA commitment to its primary missions and objectives. GOGLA is firmly devoted to help building a brighter future, by supporting human rights respect, safer labor conditions, environmental protection and anti-corruption initiatives. By deciding to join the Global Compact, GOGLA agrees to prepare an annual Communication on Progress (COP), in order to report the association´s resolutions and accomplishments towards the promotion of the ten universally accepted principles, designed by the UN to be the basic structure of the initiative. Recognizing the extremely positive nature of this new potential collaboration and following the results of the last AGM (Cologne 2014), GOGLA would like to suggest its members to contemplate the possibility of joining the UN Global Compact initiative. Many of our members such as Greenlight Planet, IFC, Osram, Philips and Total have already endorsed the Global Compact initiative. Counting on more than 12.000 corporate partners and stakeholders from over 145 countries, the Global Compact represents the UN outmost effort to promote and protect the four main areas of its initiative: Human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. In order to support its mission, the UN has published ten universally accepted principles to which any business or non-business organization within the initiative must apply and promote. Globally recognized (G8, G20, the European Commission and Parliament, the Organization of American States and the African Union), the Global Compact offers a unique international framework to support companies’ efforts in the production and implementation of sustainability policies and practices. For more information, please contact Nicola de Sanctis at n.desanctis@gogla.org

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