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Canon Europe

We are delighted to welcome Canon Europe as a new member of the Global Compact UK Network . Canon Europe is a subsidiary of Canon Inc. of Japan, a world-leading innovator and provider of Business Imaging, Consumer Imaging, Medical Imaging and Professional Imaging solutions and services across EMEA. Canon Europe employs 17,000 people and sells to customers in more than 116 countries across EMEA. Under Canon’s global philosophy of Kyosei – ‘living and working together for the common good’, Canon Europe pursues sustainable business, integrating the interests of society with consideration for the environment and promoting wider economic growth. Our vision is to enrich lives and businesses through imaging solutions.


*Warning: Spam Email*

Some members may have received an email addressed as “Dear Invitee/Nonprofit/NGO Colleague”, inviting organizations and NGO’s to participate in a five-day global Conference in London at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on 25-29 August. Please ignore this spam email as it has not actually been sent from the UN Global Compact.


Assessing Human Rights Impacts: Where the Rubber Hits the Road

Drawing on real-life case studies from companies that have started to assess their human rights impacts, this event, hosted by Clifford Chance LLP in London on 3 June, 2014, considered how each company has approached human rights due diligence, highlighting the challenges and obstacles they face during the process, and underscoring the benefits that have arisen from completing this exercise. To download a copy of the keynote speech, given by John Morrison, Institute for Human Rights and Business, click here.


Fourth Quarterly Meeting: Current Issues in the Fight Against Corruption

The UK Network of the United Nations Global Compact (hosted by Rio Tinto in London) held its fourth Quarterly Meeting of 2013 on 12 November on current issues in the fight against corruption.
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Third Quarterly Meeting: Water Stewardship: Come on in, the water’s not fine!

On Tuesday 10 September 2013, the UN Global Compact Network UK held its third quarterly meeting of 2013 to examine water stewardship. The event was entitled “Water Stewardship: Come on in, the water’s not fine!” and it was kindly hosted by Reed Elsevier.
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Supply Chain Series Webinar: Africa Focus

The first of the Supply Chain Series webinars, co-hosted by Sedex and the UK Network was held on Monday 10th June.
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Second Quarterly Meeting: Business and Human Rights – A Guide to the Guiding Principles

The UK Network held its second quarterly meeting on 22 May 2013. Over 100 people participated in the event, which explored the implications of the Guiding Principles for businesses, and how companies can implement the principles. Download the news story here.


UNGC UK and Sedex launch events partnership to drive responsible business practices in global supply chains

The UNGC UK Network and responsible supply chain specialists Sedex are pleased to partner on an exciting series of supply chain webinars and in-person events to drive improvements and convergence in responsible business practices.
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Unilever

We are delighted to welcome Unilever as a new member of the UK Network. Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast-moving consumer goods including many household names such as Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Hellmanns and Persil. Unilever also has a reputation as a global leader in responsible and sustainable business practices. We look forward to working with Unilever to further the principles of the UN Global Compact.