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United Nations Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals. The UNGC is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate practices. Launched in 2000, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 9,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 70 Local Networks.

RELX Group has been a signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2004 and its SDG Resource Centre will play an important role in the dissemination of business-driven knowledge, tools & resources, and expertise to advance the SDGs.

The United Nations Global Compact partnered with RELX Group for the launch of the RELX Group SDG Resource Centre on 21 June 2017.


Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact: the call to action to mobilise business behind the SDGs

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The Blueprint for Business Leadership on the SDGs aims to inspire all business — regardless of size, sector or geography — to take leading action in support of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It illustrates how the five leadership qualities of Ambition, Collaboration, Accountability, Consistency, and Intentional can be applied to a business' strategy, business model, products, supply chain, partnerships, and operations to raise the bar and create impact at scale. The Blueprint is a tool for any business that is ready to advance its principled approach to SDG action to become a leader. This chapter relates specifically to SDG 12.
To advance Goal 6 and Goal 10, this webinar explores how businesses can responsibly manage the human rights impacts of their own water-intensive operations and/or supply chains
A guide to the drivers, opportunities, challenges and implementation steps for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to adopt traceability in their supply chains, focussing on Goal 8
The discussion links Principle 5 of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which encourages companies to expand on their business connections with women-owned enterprises, to advance Goal 5
UNGC Executive Director Lise Kingo discusses the ten principles and how companies can advance the 17 global goals.
This white paper explores the links between goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production). It discusses how business can play their part in increasing access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) with an emphasis on WASH delivery for workers in the supply chain.
Linking to Goals 8 and 10, this webinar explores the requirements of the UK Modern Slavery Act and its implications for UN Global Compact business participants who conduct business in the UK.
Linking to Goal 16, this report helps investors who wish to see meaningful progress in their engagements as well as companies that want to stay ahead of the curve, to manage and minimize risks associated with bribery and corruption.
Linking to Goal 13, this report discusses how the private sector can become a catalyst for enhancing and deepening country-level action to meet the ambitions set out by the Paris Agreement and the SDGs.

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