The Global Compact is a voluntary initiative of the former UN Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan, bringing together business and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, cities and UN agencies in a truly global forum to promote sustainable growth and civic responsibility. The ten Principles of the Global Compact are aimed at implementation of responsible business practices in the field of human rights, labor standards, environment and anti-corruption.
The Bulgarian Network of the UN Global Compact, which operates as part of the global network and was officially launched on May 6, 2011 by H.E. Ban Ki-moon – Secretary General of the UN, is an association of companies and NGOs in which we all believe that:
The Network in Bulgaria is a platform for the responsible business in Bulgaria and for the short time of its existence – recently the organization celebrated its fifth anniversary – it has built itself a recognizable image and developed collective projects with public importance, which have a positive impact on the sustainability of business and society. We have created a unique work approach and a tradition on uniting capacity in order to achieve a new level of Corporate Social Responsibility, namely CSR 2.0 – Collaborative Social Responsibility.
The Network does not simply promote adherence to the values of the Global Compact but rather uses its Ten Principles as a tool which can creatively address the needs of the society and stir a change in the citizens’ culture.
We believe that responsible business is the main driving force for the development of the society.