The Global Compact Network Netherlands (GCNL) is a national network of businesses and stakeholders that the Ten Universal Principles support as propagated by the United Nations (UN). Centers on four pillars in the field of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
The mission of the Global Compact Network Netherlands is to actively contribute to sustainable development by jointly promoting ten universal principles and support participants in implementation. This is the basis for sustainable and inclusive entrepreneurship.
In addition to participating companies and organizations invited to contribute to the realization of sustainable development goals 17 or the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This means that participants are asked their vision, mission and strategy to align to make the 17 SDGs, difference that mapping and propagate.
The SDGs, in late 2015, signed by 193 countries in the UN, form is the world's agenda for the years up to 2030 in which industry plays a crucial role in contributing to its realization. Innovation, partnerships and (young) leadership are indispensable elements.
Global Compact Network Netherlands offers excellent opportunities for meeting, sharing knowledge, engaging in activities and gaining access to specialized tools, resources and actual programs, projects, peer reviews or publications.
The network was founded in 2007 by a number of Dutch companies and became a formal association in 2011 with a board and members. Global Compact Network Netherlands is one of the eighty national networks connected worldwide to the UN Global Compact in New York.
UN Global Compact is the world's largest initiative in the field of sustainability and established by Secretary General Kofi Annan in 2000. Companies and stakeholders are joining forces with the United Nations to create a world that is more sustainable and socially.