ABOUT THIS TOOL
The Global Compact Self Assessment Tool is designed for use by all company sizes and sectors who are committed to upholding social and environmental standards in their operations. It is designed to be easy to use. The tool consists of 45 questions with a set of 3-9 indicators for each question. The management section enables your company to evaluate the extent to which issues covered by the UN Global Compact principles are anchored in the company strategy and integrated in decisions and management systems. The other four sections are designed for you to assess your company performance in relation to the four areas of the UN Global Compact. The tool is in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
- Small company with no time for fancy tools? This simple self-assessment measures your company’s performance in all areas of the UN Global Compact – Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption – and how well these issues are managed.
- Large company with lots of experience? The tool gives you a benchmark for what you are already doing. Indicators based on international standards and best practices help you to continuously improve existing policies and systems, engage subsidiaries, suppliers or other stakeholders, improve internal and external reporting and much more.
- Specific needs? The tool helps identify the issues specific to your company regardless of sector and country of operation - whether related to environmental issues, product stewardship, community engagement, security, or supply chain management.
- New to the UN Global Compact? The tool gives you the perfect head-start by letting you know where you stand, so you can start focusing on what’s important for your company.
About the UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact seeks to promote responsible corporate citizenship so that business can help realise the United Nations Secretary-General’s vision: a more sustainable and inclusive global economy. Joining the UN Global Compact is a commitment to the initiative’s ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.
The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative. With several thousand participants from 130 countries, the UN Global Compact has emerged as a truely global initiative with a strong presence in both North and South.
To search among the signatories, go to the UN Global Compact web site.
The UN Global Compact IS…
a voluntary initiative to promote sustainable development and good corporate citizenship
a set of values based on universally accepted principles
a network of companies and other stakeholders
a forum for learning and exchange of experiences
The UN Global Compact is NOT …
a means of monitoring company behavior and enforcing compliance
a standard, management system, or code of conduct
a regulatory body
a public relations channel
Source: UN Global Compact Nordic Network