UN Global Compact – UNGC

UNGC: An integral component of your CSR activities

un global compact ungc thumbFounded in 1999, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is the most important multi-stakeholder platform advocating company engagement towards sustainable development and responsible corporate governance. With more than 13,000 participants from over 145 countries, it has grown to be the largest initiative of this kind.

Whilst UNGC’s 10 principles were essential for the reporting until 2017, the focus is now shifting towards UN’s 17 SDGs.

„Being an owner-lead company with lean structures, we have to invest our capacities with caution. Top priorities are quality and effectiveness of our products. However, and thanks to the extensive support by DFGE, we could establish in parallel a very practicable sustainability management.”
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Michael Kroll, project managerOptima Pharmazeutische GmbH

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Our Services

     Professional: Your first steps in CSR

When participating in initiatives like the UN Global Compact, the problem is often not a lack of sustainability – but the challenge to collect and document all the required data and information from all over your organization. DFGE has been serving enterprises of all industries and sizes for more than 15 years to meet that challenge. With our experience and our advanced tool set, we can support you to generate reliable data and to compose conclusive answers for a sustainable management of your company – with reasonable expenditures at your end.

  • UN Global Compact registration
  • Letter of commitment
  • Low fixed price

     Enterprise: Because UNGC is just one part of your CSR activities

We support you in the creation of the annual COP (Communication on Progress). Based on existing information in your corporation, we provide answers to all topics related to the Ten Principles of the Global Compact. In addition, we consult and advise you on how you can improve sustainability throughout your corporation. The resulting overview of your company’s Corporate Social Responsibility profile can be used conveniently for other sustainability communication activities.

  • Kick-off workshop und analysis of the situation
  • Review of existing data and gap analysis
  • Suggestions for responses / content by DFGE
  • Complete creation of the CoP (Communication on progress)

     Services: Individual & Modular

We consult you on an individual basis, providing internal trainings for your team, but also workshops and subtasks during the UNGC participation.

  • Workshops & trainings
  • Tailor-made consulting services
  • Validation of your responses
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Pharmacy / Healthcare

Support of Optima Pharmazeutische GmbH during their UN Global Compact participation and on the way to becoming a “carbon neutral company” certified by TÜV.

Your Advantages:

  • For smaller companies, UNGC is a first step in the field of CSR – for larger companies, it is often just a further CSR module among others.
  • Save a lot of time and effort, and make use of our expertise.
  • Expertise: we have been supporting well-known companies during their UNGC participation for many years now.
  • We can help you to hold your supply chain to account, and we can support also their UNGC participation.
  • We take care of our customers in an integrated way – your UNGC participation is just one part of CSR. Our Sustainability Intelligence solutions create transparency and synergy, no matter which reporting initiative you choose to participate in.
  • We see ourselves as coaches, consultants and service providers – we want to enable you to participate in the UN Global Compact and other initiatives in a resource-saving and at the same time successful way.
  • We are no an advertising agency that makes your data prettier. Our roots lie in research and that is how we still work today.
What is the UN Global Compact about?

Founded in 1999, the United Nations Global Compact is the most important multi-stakeholder platform advocating company engagement towards sustainable development and responsible corporate governance. With more than 12,000 participants from over 145 countries it has grown to be the largest initiative of this kind. As a matter of course, DFGE as a company also participates in the UN Global Compact.

Ten principles form the basis of the UN Global Compact, which were taken over from the Declaration of Human Rights, the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of ILO, the UN Convention against Corruption and – in the area of environmental protection – the Rio Declaration. With their participation, corporations and institutions commit to these principles in a written statement.

This commitment is verified once a year by a so-called COP (Communication on Progress) to be submitted by all participants. Participating companies and the reported COPs are published on the UN Global Compact website. In return, companies may use the logotype “Global Compact – We Support” in their communications.

UNGC's 10 principles

  1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  2. make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
  3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
  4. the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  5. the effective abolition of child labour; and
  6. the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
  7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  8. undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
  9. encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
  10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

Source www.unglobalcompact.org

The 17 SDGs

  1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Source www.unglobalcompact.org

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