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How to join

How to join

To join the UN Global Compact and the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein, businesses are asked to follow the steps below. If you are a non-business organization, please visit this page for more information.

Please note that for micro-businesses (<10 employees) decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Step 1: Application Guidelines

Review the Application Guidelines for a detailed step-by-step guide to the Business Application joining process.

Step 2: Letter of commitment & proof of legal registration

Prepare a Letter of Commitment addressed to the UN Secretary-General and signed by the highest level executive or Chairperson of the board (or equivalent) committing to implement the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, act in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and report on their progress annually (CoP). 

In addition, please have an official/legal registry document ready to confirm your company's legal status during the online application process.

Step 3: Application

Complete the online application by filling out the Online Application Form.

If you are a Swiss subsidiary of a transnational company that is already a Participant of the UN Global Compact, please identify this in the online application.

The UN Global Compact will confirm your membership. Thereafter, you will be welcomed to the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein and invited to all our local activities.

Step 4: Invoicing

You will receive an invoice from the UN Global Compact Head Office. Your annual contribution fee will be shared between:

  • Our Local Network: UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein 

  • Our head office: UN Global Compact

  • Our Local Network Development Fund (LNDF) supporting emerging Local Networks

Only companies with a turnover below US$ 50 million, non-business participants and subsidiaries will receive an invoice from the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein for the local contribution only.

Please note that you will be receiving only one invoice.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you have any questions regarding your application. We will be happy to assist you.

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