United Nations Global Compact's support
Executive Director of the UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT
was the guest of honour at the 2008 GlobalCCU Forum held at
Campus Veolia and the Sorbonne.
"I welcome the initiative of Mrs Annick RENAUD COULON to organize
the first worldwide Forum on Corporate Universities. It is my hope
that this Forum makes a major contribution to spreading knowledge
of the Global Compact and its mission to corporate universities where
thousands of employees are trained every year. The Global Compact
Office actively participated in this Forum."
The United Nations Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support
and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values
in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment,
and anti-corruption. Following the success of the Leaders’ Summit
in Geneva in July 2007, which gathered over 1000 business leaders
and top stakeholders from the five continents, Georg Kell presented
the United Nations Global Compact at the 2008 GlobalCCU Forum, the
philosophy and the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact. Each Global
Compact enterprise commits to communicate each year on its progress,
the more employees are active in developing the 10 principles, the
more progress will be made. He also talked on the contribution he
hoped this Global Council of Corporate University Forum would bring
to the implementation of the Global Compact principles. GlobalCCU
supports the Global Compact. It is enabling the Global Compact to
reach thousands of men and women, who can in turn be active in their
Georg Kell addressing attendees at the Sorbonne.
Nations Global Compact website.