The United Nations Global Compact announced 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. Safaricom PLC and BASF SE are among 41 Global Compact LEAD companies recognized representing 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:
Be a Participant of the UN Global Compact and have committed to its Ten Principles;
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
Submit or commit to submitting an Advanced Communication on Progress — an annual sustainability report detailing progress on implementing the Ten Principles.