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Companies participating in the United Nations Global Compact, 2000-2017

Source: Global Compact, United Nations,


Launched in 2000 at the suggestion of the UN Secretary-General, the Global Compact brings together businesses, NGOs and voluntary UN actors who share ten norms for more stable, inclusive, and sustainable societies (respect for human rights, international standards for work, the environment, and the fight against corruption). The map featuring the number of businesses committed per country shows that Europe is the pioneer, followed by South America. The curve showing changes in the numbers of members increases ever more rapidly (13,000 in 170 countries by late 2018).


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