Align your organization with the world’s largest corporate sustainability framework.
Canadian companies have overwhelmingly indicated a thirst for collaboration and innovation in sustainability and corporate responsibility. The Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC) offers collaborative programs to its growing network of Canadian companies centered on generating long-term value by aligning their business operations to the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Together, our network of companies and other stakeholders from across Canada engage in high-level events and activities, working together to become architects of a better world!
Why join? Here is the business case…
A Common Language
The UN Global Compact provides a universal language for corporate responsibility and provides a policy framework for organizing and developing corporate sustainability strategies. The UN Global Compact provides your company with a powerful alignment to global action plans including the Paris Climate Agreement and is the formal way for your company to commit to:
The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
At the UN Global Compact, we aim to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. That’s our vision.
We ask companies to become more sustainable by incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity. By doing so, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet but also aligning to a set of universal principles that are accepted by countries across the world.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
For companies wanting to advance the SDG agenda, the job starts by acting responsibly – incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact widely into strategies and operations. Learn more about A Principles-Based Approach to the SDGs.
To move from awareness to action, the UN Global Compact offers participants an extensive toolbox including next-generation solutions platforms, an online UN Business Action Hub and resources that will help your business take action to achieve the SDGs. Learn more about what the UN Global Compact offers on the global level.
While the SDGs are universal, they will very much be addressed at the national level. In Canada, the Global Compact Network Canada is spearheading the SDGs and working with different Canadian companies to increase awareness and uptake.
A Platform to Show Your Commitment
The UN Global Compact and its Canadian network, the Global Compact Network Canada, provide a platform for your company to demonstrate your commitment to the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact and the 17 SDGs through the following:
- Your Communication on Progress/Communication on Engagement (COP/COE)
- Public profile
- SDG Pioneers
- SDG Leadership Awards
- Tools to communicate engagement in the UN Global Compact – Media toolkit and the “WE SUPPORT” UN Global Compact logo
The GCNC provides a platform for industry experts and thought leaders to contribute to the Canadian corporate sustainability community.
A Hub for Collaboration
Connect to over 12,000+ UN Global Compact global signatories in over 160 countries around the world. We offer a platform — based on universal principles — to encourage peer-to-peer learning and dialogue with other businesses, civil society, Governments, and other stakeholders to foster innovative solutions and ideas.
Access World-class Tools and Resources
Access to the world’s best and emerging practices for practical solutions to corporate sustainability challenges. We offer best practice guidance, trainings, and resources regarding cutting-edge corporate sustainability issues. Participants of the GCNC Network have access to high-level Working Groups, the Reporting Peer Review Program, and many other engagement opportunities delivered by industry leaders first hand.
Help & Support
We’re your guide every step of the way. We’ll help you commit to, assess, define, implement, measure and communicate your sustainability strategy.
QuickMobile's association with the Network allows the company to work with other like-minded organizations to build a stronger, more sustainable global community!
”We recognize that our success is a result of a variety of factors, including the support from our surrounding communities that have helped to create an environment where we can prosper. We owe it to all those who have helped QuickMobile along the way, and continue to support us, to lead by example and conduct our business the right way. QuickMobile’s association with the UN Global Compact makes us a better company, allowing us to work with other like-minded organizations to build a stronger, more sustainable global community.”
as CEO, Quickmobile
Step by Step Guide on Joining the UN Global Compact and the Global Compact Network Canada
All companies and organizations with head offices in Canada must select to become either a UN Global Compact Signatory or Participant in order to join the initiative.
Step 2: Select your preferred engagement tier with the local Canadian network - Global Compact Network Canada
After selecting your preferred engagement tier with the UN Global Compact on a global level, if your company would like to engage with the Canadian network and connect with like-minded leaders locally, there are 3 tiers for you to choose from: Supporter, Patron Supporter, and Visionary Supporter.
After you have selected the preferred tiers from the steps above. Please complete the steps below to submit your application:
1) Submit your application to join the UN Global Compact here. Please follow the instructions on the screen. If you have any issues with your registration process, please contact Ms. Claire Kells at firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Submit your application to join the Global Compact Network Canada by emailing email@example.com with your preferred tier (Supporter, Patron Supporter, Visionary Supporter) and your organization’s number of employees.
After submitting your applications, you will receive up to 3 invoices depending on your tier selection.
Invoice #1 – 60% of your organization’s participation fee with the UN Global Compact. This invoice will be sent by the UN Global Compact and will not be taxed.
Invoice #2 – 40% of your organization’s participation fee with the UN Global Compact. This invoice will be sent by the Global Compact Network Canada and will be taxed at 13% HST.
Invoice #3 – This invoice will be sent to you if your organization has selected a tier to engage with the Global Compact Network Canada.
TELUS is honoured to be a Patron Sponsor of the Canadian Chapter of the United Nations Global Compact.
”The 10 Principles of the UNGC in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anticorruption naturally align to the core values that guide TELUS as a company. We continually strive to maintain our reputation as a globally leading corporate citizen and our involvement in the UNGC adds a dimension of accountability to TELUS customers, team members and community stakeholders that exemplifies our commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainable growth.”
Geoff de Bruijn
Vice President, Corporate Services & Sustainability, TELUS