Global Compact Index
At the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 1999 the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, called the companies around the world to join a global pact with common values and principles that would provide the global market with a human face:
«I call on you - individually through your firms, and collectively through your business associations - to embrace, support and enact a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labor standards, and environmental practices»
Kofi Annan's appeal to the companies is in no way binding, but it gives power and authority to the need for companies to take their share of responsibility for future issues regarding the world's survival. The companies that adhere to the Global Compact commit themselves to, in a learning process, work in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
Global Compact Index is a web-based self assessment management tool developed by Hans Hassle together with his colleagues Göran Petterson and Magnus Hjelmare at Corporate Citizenship AB. Global Compact Index is entirely based on the ten UN Global Compact principles and the UN recommendations on how to use them.