The United Nations Global Compact International Yearbook 2015

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This publication gives a global overview of the achievements of the Global Compact. It offers proactive and in-depth information on key sustainability issues to stakeholders and promotes unique and comprehensive knowledge exchange and learning in the spirit of the Global Compact principles. It helps to advance transparency, promotes the sharing of best-practices, and gives a strong voice to the regional and global actors that are at the heart of the initiative. It includes good practice examples of corporate participants and showcases different approaches to the implementation of the ten principles. It highlights major trends and issues, placing the activities of Global Compact participants in a broader context.



The delisting dilemma

The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest CSR initiative. Although the number of signatories increases year by year, a substantial number of signatories are delisted on a regular basis, as they fail to adhere to the Global Compact’s reporting policy. Over the total lifespan the initiative has acquired over 13,000 private-sector participants of which only 8,300 are still active. This is reason for concern. Although many solutions have been proposed for dealing with the issue, they have not been based on the facts and figures of the delisted companies. This article presents an analysis of the full sample of signatory companies since the initiative’s inception in 2000 up to the end of 2014, as provided by the Global Compact Office.


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