The COE is a disclosure of specific activities that a non-business participant takes in support of the UN Global Compact and its results. Non-business participants in the UN Global Compact are required to submit a COE every second year.
This report is a first step towards a uniform mechanism for business to report on their contribution to and impact on the SDGs in an effective and comparable way. It contains a list of existing and established disclosures that businesses can use to report, and identifies relevant gaps, where disclosures are not available. It also lists illustrative actions that businesses can take to make progress towards the SDG targets. Translations of this publication are available in several languages.
The UN Global Compact has started to collect data on business participants’ contribution on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by adding two questions to the GC Active and GC Advanced COP questionnaires. Find out everything you need to know here.
The COE Template is an easy-to-use web-based template with examples.
Features recommendations on how corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can best address investors’ information needs. By helping inform investors' decision-making process, corporate SDG reporting can stimulate more investment in sustainable business solutions to help advance the Global Goals. Translations of this publication are available in several languages.
Gives an overview of the COP Policy and explains the Differentiation Programme, with a special emphasis on the GC Active level. It covers the minimum COP requirements, deadline extension and modification, and online submission.
Provides an overview of the reporting requirement for business as well as a brief history of how it has evolved since the launch of the Global Compact in 2000.
The Express Communication on Progress (COP) for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will be available as of 1 April 2016. It contains three yes-or-no questions. This option is designed for companies with less than 250 employees who have minimal reporting capacity. It enables these companies to exhibit transparency within their means, and to focus on continuously improving their reporting.
Outlines a three-step process to embed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into existing business and reporting processes. It helps business to better report their impact on the SDGs and address the information needs of relevant stakeholders. This Guide follows an approach that is aligned with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the GRI Standards. Translations of this publication are available in several languages.
This publication offers guidelines for higher education institutions in implementing the ten principles of the UN Global Compact within the organization and then leading their global adoption.
Presents an overview of COE trends in 2015. This illustrates last year’s submissions by region, sector and organization type, among other criteria.
Learn about how companies in the UN Global Compact are taking action to advance corporate sustainability around the world.