The Global Compact of the United Nations is one of the most important initiatives worldwide in matters of sustainability. Launched in 2000, the mandate of the UN Global Compact is to guide and support the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices. With more than 10,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 60 Local Networks, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world.
Membership entails that the companies embrace, support and put into action in their strategies and the scope of their sphere of influence, a set of fundamental values identified by the so-called Ten Principles regarding human rights, work standards, the environment, and battle against corruption. The companies furthermore assume the responsibility of sending annual reports to their stakeholders on the progress obtained in these areas.
OMAL Spa has been a founding member of the Global Compact Network Italia (GCNI) since 2018. The Global Compact Network Italy (GCNI) was established with the primary purpose of contributing to the development of the UN Global Compact in Italy, an initiative for the promotion of a culture of corporate citizenship fostered and managed by the United Nations on a global scale.