United Nations Global Compact Recognizes Most Engaged Companies in 2020

SOURCE: United Nations Global Compact


41 Global Compact LEAD companies will be announced during Uniting Business LIVE on the sidelines of the 75th United Nations General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS, September 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The United Nations Global Compact is pleased to announce the companies from around the world who have been announced  as Global Compact LEAD companies for demonstrating ongoing commitment to the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business and the Sustainable Development Goals.

These companies are the most engaged participants of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The 41 Global Compact LEAD companies recognized today represent every region of the world and 20 different industrial sectors.

“LEAD companies represent the highest level of engagement with the UN Global Compact,” said Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact. “Today more than ever, the world needs more companies with a passionate and operational commitment to a more equitable and sustainable future for all of us.”

To be eligible for LEAD recognition, companies must:

  1. Be a Participant of the UN Global Compact and have committed to its Ten Principles;

  2. Be a participant in at least two Action Platforms, to demonstrate the company’s engagement with the UN Global Compact and commitment to defining and fostering leadership practices in line with the Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals; and

  3. Submit or commit to submitting an Advanced Communication on Progress — an annual sustainability report detailing progress on implementing the Ten Principles.

  4. 2020 Global Compact LEAD companies:

Accenture, United States of America

ARM, United Kingdom

BASF SE, Germany

Bayer AG, Germany

Braskem S.A., Brazil

China Development Bank, China

China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation – SINOPEC, China

Colgate-Palmolive Company, United States of America

Charoen Pokphand Group Co.,Ltd. (C.P. Group), Thailand

Daimler AG, Germany

Danone, France

Ecolab Inc., United States

Enel S.p.A., Italy

Eni S.p.A., Italy

Firmenich S.A., Switzerland

Global Green Chemicals, Thailand

Global Impact Initiative, Australia

Iberdrola S.A., Spain

Inditex, Industrias de Diseno Textil, S.A., Spain

Jayco MMI, United States of America

Knoll Printing & Packaging, Inc., United States of America

Leonardo S.p.A., Italy

L’Oréal, France

Moody’s Corporation, United States of America

Nestlé S.A., Switzerland

Novozymes, Denmark

Ørsted A/S, Denmark

Pernod Ricard, France

Pirelli & C. S.p.A., Italy

PJSC PhosAgro, Russian Federation

PTT Global Chemical Company Limited, Thailand

RELX, United Kingdom

Safaricom Limited, Kenya

Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd., Russian Federation

Schneider Electric SE, France

SOCAR AQS, Azerbaijan

SUEZ S.A., France

Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, Japan

Total S.A., France

Unilever, United Kingdom

UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Finland

Uniting Business LIVE will kick off Monday 21 September with the Private Sector Forum, hosted by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres. 

Media Accreditation

Media coverage is encouraged. For full programme and to register to attend please visit: https://registration.unglobalcompact.org/website/15648/media-centre/

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Please contact: media@unglobalcompact.org

Alex Gee: +447887 804594,  alex@mackworthassociates.com

For more information about the United Nations Global Compact please visit our website: www.unglobalcompact.org


As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Launched in 2000, the mandate of the UN Global Compact is to guide and support the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices. With more than 10,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 60 Local Networks, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world.

KEYWORDS: United Nations Global Compact, UNGC, lead

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