Becoming a Global Compact signatory is an important public commitment to responsible business practices and transparency, but it does not automatically include membership in the Local Network. There is a separate joining process for the Local Network and a small mandatory fee to offset the cost of the Network Secretariat.
Local Networks were launched to help make the Global Compact relevant across the world’s different economic, political and cultural landscapes and to support meaningful engagement with signatories.
To find out more about the UK Network, or if you are interested in joining the Network, please contact the Secretariat
Benefits of joining the UK Network
While each organisation has its own reasons for joining, for many companies the benefits of membership include:
Quarterly Meetings provide a forum for knowledge exchange, networking, and a neutral venue for members to interact with organisations diverse in size, sector, and industry.
Outreach Events provide a platform on which active members can address cross-sector audiences on issues related to the GC.
COP Peer Review Programme & Guidance provides members with valuable feedback on their COP. COP assistance and mentoring can be provided upon request
Influencing the Policy, Regulations, and Institutions: Government bodies and global policy leaders often consult the network to gather private sector feedback and advice on major policy developments.
Website: The UK Network website publicises members’ participation and support for the GC, as well as provides a useful resource for members.
The Annual Local Networks Forum provides UK companies of all sizes the opportunity to network with leading companies from all over the world and Global Compact Policy makers.
Fulfilling Obligations as a Signatory to the Compact: By supporting the UK Network, members are partially fulfilling their obligation to the Compact since the Network is acting on behalf of its members to pursue GC objectives.
Webinars are held on topics relevant to GC operations.
Annual membership costs
SMEs & non-business members: £450