Israel Joins UN Corporate Responsibility Pact
Israel joins United Nations corporate responsibility pact
16 July 2008 - The United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative for social responsibility in private enterprise, was officially launched in Israel today, in a ceremony hosted by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.
The Compact pledges participating businesses - now numbering some 3,600 in over 100 countries - to observe principles regarding human rights, labour rights, environmental sustainability and the fight against corruption.
Today's event set the stage for the future establishment of a Global Compact country network in Israel.
Leading Israeli businesses are expected to join the initiative in the weeks ahead.