Audit and consulting company AGIC has become a member of the UN Global Compact.
It is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative that promotes a sustainable and inclusive global economy for people, society, and the market.
There are more than 9 500 companies from 164 countries and about 3 000 non-entrepreneurial entities as a member of the UN Global Compact. Member companies include Microsoft Corporation, McKinsey & Company, PwC, KPMG International, Deloitte, BDO, and others.
To achieve this, the UN Global Compact calls on the business to:
1) to carry out its activities, which implies the integration of the ten principles envisaged in the strategy and day-to-day operations.
The ten principles of the global agreement mobilize businesses’ attention in the following areas: human rights, labor rights, environmental protection, and fight against corruption.
2) to promote general public objectives, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
UN Global Compact’s member companies have the opportunity to take advantage of the following benefits:
- To acquire new contacts with companies coming in various industries, sectors, and sizes from 164 countries around the world.
- Events, that allows the company to exchange information on corporate social responsibility with other members of the network.
- The company has access to corporate social responsibility mechanisms and resources. As well as the possibility of being involved in training in this direction. A member of the Global Compact may provide local assistance through the Global Compact Local Networks. The Global Compacts local network exists in 86 countries.
- The Global Compact is one of the UN agencies. By being its member, the company acquires moral authority, knowledge, and UN experience.