SUBSIDIARY - Joining if your parent company is already a participant of the UN Global Compact in another country.

Why join the UN Global Compact Network UK as a Subsidiary?

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Collaborate with peers and other industries to develop and scale-up solutions to shared sustainability challenges and widen your network in the UK

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Gain practical knowledge, inspiration, and insights into the latest strategies and business models to accelerate your sustainability journey

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Show bold leadership and inspire others with our leading events and exclusive programmes.

As a member of the UN Global Compact through your parent company/group, you have access to UN Global Compact programmes at the global level, such as The Academy, an online learning platform that offers companies actionable insights and best practices relevant to your specific challenges and needs, regardless of corporate function or where you are on your sustainability journey. By joining the UN Global Compact Network UK, you will enjoy additional benefits including:

  • Networking - Join the other 900+ companies who are already members of the UN Global Compact Network UK. We provide scores of networking opportunities for all UK-based organisations through our virtual monthly breakfasts, Q&A Sessions, Accelerators, and our themed Working Groups, amongst others.
  • Learning - We produce over 100 engagement opportunities per year. By joining as a subsidiary member of the UK Network, you will have access to our members-only programme of activity, enabling you to accelerate and showcase your company’s sustainability journey on the Environmental, Social, and Governance fronts. Our members-only programmes include the Accelerator Programmes (6-month-long project to develop your company’s strategy) on the SDGs, Climate, Human Rights, and Gender Equality.
  • Leading by Example - Showcase your ambition and progress to inspire others by sharing best practices and knowledge on our platform, at our events, and exclusive members-only thought leadership opportunities.


Joining as a subsidiary is straightforward. You will only be required to produce a letter of commitment from your highest-level executive or re-use your parent company’s letter of commitment (if it is recent) and complete a basic online application form. In the form, please tick that you are a subsidiary. Information about applying can be found here.

Participants of the UN Global Compact are required to report with a Communication on Progress. If your parent company is reporting on behalf of the group, the subsidiary is not required to report its own CoP.

Meet some of our Subsidiary members:

If you have any questions, our team are happy to help.