Signatories of the UN Global Compact


Businesses and Non-businesses

See all our signatories here.

We welcome a wide range of organizations to join the UN Global Compact. Businesses, civil society organizations, business associations, labour organizations, academic institutions and cities can all make a commitment to a better world. We know that it takes collective efforts to make a difference for society.

It doesn’t matter if you are heavily experienced in sustainability efforts, or just starting out. Our 8,000 participating companies and 4,000 non-business participants have varying needs, and we’re prepared to support them all.

We’re shaping a sustainable future, and you need to be a part of it.

Our participants include:

  • Large multinational companies with operations in hundreds of countries
  • Small companies located in under-developed or conflict-prone regions
  • Businesses that rely heavily on suppliers based in markets where sustainability norms are sub-standard
  • Foundations, non-governmental organizations and other non-business entities

Our participants represent diverse industry sectors, from construction and materials to financial services, support services, computers and electronics. They are located in 170 countries and collectively represent more than 58 million employees.


You don’t have to be a for-profit business to participate in the UN Global Compact. We need the expertise of non-business entities, too. You can help us shape the most effective ideas, develop tools and research, and further our partnership projects. You can also help to hold businesses accountable to their commitments to the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles.