GUIDELINES

  • UNGCN Italy Publications

    In October 2023, the UN Global Compact Network Italy launched the new Guidelines “How to Develop a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy,” produced as part of the D&I Observatory in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Italian Association of Staff Management (AIDP). The document presents the main trends on DE&I among the Italian private sector and shares useful recommendations for drafting and adopting corporate policies on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, through the perspective of processes, contents as well as roles and responsibilities related to its implementation. The document also presents 11 best practices collected between the Observatory’s participating companies, with reference to their own DE&I policies, strategies and projects. The companies involved in the publication are: Vector Spa, FS Group, Enel, TELT, Edison Group, Mediobanca Group, Feralpi Group, A2A, Zobele Group, UniCredit and Leonardo.

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    Report Italian Businesses Practices Towards Sustainable Development

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    In December 2023, the UN Global Compact Network Italy presented the Research “Italian business commitment towards net-zero”, produced in partnership with IPSOS and with the support of Edison. The main purpose of the survey is to showcase the state of the art regarding the commitment and action of Italian companies on climate change issues and, in particular, on achieving the net-zero targets, highlighting typical drivers and barriers for the Italian private sector. The analysis delved into the phenomenon by comparing companies participating in the UN Global Compact and those outside the UN initiative and emphasizing differences in terms of company size and industry sectors. The Research Report was presented for the first time internationally on December 10, 2023, as part of COP28 in Dubai

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    Report Italian Businesses Practices Towards Sustainable Development

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    In November 2022, the UN Global Compact Network Italy published the English version of the Position Paper “Sustainable Supply Chain Management: responsibility and opportunity for businesses”. It has been produced by the Italian Network with the contribution of more than 30 Italian companies participating in the UN initiative and particularly committed to the issue. The purpose of this paper is to showcase and enhance the commitment of Italian companies to sustainable supply chain management, while highlighting the private sector’s responsibility and opportunity to engage all players across the supply chain. This paper discusses the theme in terms of three main pillars, namely: the reduction of Scope 3 emissions; the promotion and protection of human rights and decent work; and the circular management of negative externalities. The paper presents about 30 business best practices and various platforms and tools useful for supplier engagement. The companies involved in the publication are: Andriani, Aeroporti di Roma, Bolton Group, Brembo, Carbonsink Group, Edison, Enel, Eni, Esselunga, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Hera, Illycaffè, Inwit, Iren, Leonardo, Maire Tecnimont, Nestlè Group in Italy, Pirelli, Poste Italiane, Prysmian, Saipem, Snam, Sofidel, Terna, Tper, Webuild.

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    Report Italian Businesses Practices Towards Sustainable Development

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    In December 2021, the UN Global Compact Network Italy produced the paper “Guidelines on Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace”, in partnership with ILO - International Labour Organization (Italian Office) and AIDP - Italian Association of Staff Management. The paper is final output of the D&I Observatory, established in 2021 by UNGCN Italy with the participation of 17 Italian companies adhering to UN Global Compact . It collects several business best practices related to “Principle 6” of the UN Global Compact, which promotes the elimination of all forms of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. The paper shows business initiatives, projects and strategic approaches on the topics of inclusive leadership, equal opportunities and treatment, considering specific groups of people: women, migrants and young people. In the light of the analysis of the regulatory context and the experiences described, the Guidelines formulate a series of Recommendations addressed to business organizations and applicable across all levels and functions within them. The companies involved in the publication are: Andriani, Artsana, Brembo, Crédit Agricole, Edison, Hera, Enel, Inwit, Leonardo, Mediobanca, Snam, Tper, UniCredit, Kohler.

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    Report Italian Businesses Practices Towards Sustainable Development

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    In January 2022, the UN Global Compact Network Italy published the Position Paper "Italian Business and Decarbonization: a just and inclusive transition", written in 2021 with the active contribution of companies adhering to the UN Global Compact and highly committed to SDG 13 - Climate Action. The launch event, held on January 19, 2022, in live streaming from the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, was organized in partnership with the Commissariat General of Italy for Expo 2020 Dubai. Guests of Honour were Sanda Ojiambo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact and Paolo Glisenti, Commissioner General of Italy for Expo 2020 Dubai. The Paper aims to highlight the commitment toward decarbonization of Italian companies adhering to the UN Global Compact, deepening the endeavours made and the achievements gained so far to support the Paris Agreement’s goals and the European ambition to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The document gathers about 30 business cases for the SDG 13 furtherance. 

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    Report Italian Businesses Practices Towards Sustainable Development

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    In December 2016, the Global Compact Network Italy started working on a new collection of business practices focusing on the implementation of strategies, policies and projects to support the achievement of the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Since then, an intense and ongoing dialogue and research has been carried out involving 11 organizations belonging to the GCNIand has culminated in the publication of the Report “ITALIAN BUSINESSES: PRACTICES TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.Following the path defined by the Sustainable Development Goals.

    The report was launched at the Conference on “The Sustainable Development Goals: Experiences and Progress on Their Implementation in Europe”, which was held on 25th October at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in the presence of Lise KINGO, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact and other illustrious guests.

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    Report Italian Businesses Practices Towards Sustainable Development

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    In the Autumn of 2015, the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation published the Report “MAKING THE CASE. Business, biodiversity and ecosystem services as a tool for change” in collaboration with researchers at the Institute of Management at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa and with the support of Terna SpA. The document was first presented at international level, at the II EU B@B Platform Annual Conference (Brussels, 27th October 2015) and then in Italy, as part of the fourth edition ofthe States General of the Green Economy (Rimini Fiera, 3rd November 2015).

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    In 2012, at the Conference on Sustainable Development "Rio + 20" (13 to 22 June, Rio de Janeiro), the Global Compact Network Italy produced a second version of the Best Practices Collection ("The European UN Global Compact Companies Towards Rio + 20 and Beyond - A Best Practices collection "). Compared to the previous publication (2011), this second collection is characterized by the presence of 50 new corporate case studies described in the document.

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    In 2011,on the occasion of the last European UN Global Compact Local Networks Meeting(Rome, 26-28 October), the Global Compact Network Italy published the following European best practices collection. The best practices collection contains forty-nine articles written by companies that operate in fifteen different European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Spain and Sweden. All the articles included in this collection focus on sustainability development initiatives and programs carried out by European companies participating to the UN Global Compact, to help advance sustainable business models and markets coherentlywith the Rio+20 logic. 

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    In 2010, on the occasion of the last Leaders Summit(24-25 June),the Global Compact Network Italy published a Best Practices Collection. The publication can certainly be considered to be a first attempt to showcase some of the most interesting experiences implemented by the Italian companies and organizations within the UN Global Compact framework. The practices have been selected following a double criterion. Some of them can be considered as real "best practices": they are related to very innovative programs or activities carried out by companies and/or organizations in implementing the ten UN Global Compact principles or in support of broader UN goals. Others, in line with the UN Global Compact approach, can be more correctly defined "on progress programs" such as programs and/or activities implemented by companies and organizations that are not characterized by an innovative approach but are still very interesting in a "learn from each other's experiences" logic. They are indeed, simple but very effective programs and/or activities, which can be extremely interesting for new UN Global Compact participants and/or for the numerous SMEs that participate in the initiative. 

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    Guidelines to Italian enterprises' social responsibility: a reconnaissance on the UN Global Compact adherent companies – second edition, 2009. The study seeks to outline the characterizing elements of the corporate citizenship's policy of the Italian companies adhering to the initiative. As for the previous edition, the sources employed in the reconnaissance have been the companies' information/communication apparatus.

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  • UNGCN Italy launches the English version of the paper "Guidelines on Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace"

    UN Global Compact Network Italy launches the English version of the paper “Guidelines on Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace”. The paper was produced in December 2021 by the Italian Network of the UN Global Compact, in partnership with ILO - International Labour Organization (Italian Office) and AIDP - Italian Association of Staff Management, as final output of the D&I Observatory, established in the same year by the UNGCN Italy with the participation of 17 Italian companies adhering to UN Global Compact.

    The guidance paper collects several business best practices related to “Principle 6” of the UN Global Compact, which promotes the elimination of all forms of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. The paper shows business initiatives, projects and strategic approaches on the topics of inclusive leadership, equal opportunities and treatment, considering specific groups of people: women, migrants and young people. Particular attention is also given to the disability management.

    In the light of the analysis of the regulatory context and the experiences described, the Guidelines formulate a series of Recommendations addressed to business organizations and applicable across all levels and functions within them.

  • UNGCN Italy launches the English version of the paper "Guidelines on Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace"

    UN Global Compact Network Italy launches the English version of the paper “Guidelines on Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace”. The paper was produced in December 2021 by the Italian Network of the UN Global Compact, in partnership with ILO - International Labour Organization (Italian Office) and AIDP - Italian Association of Staff Management, as final output of the D&I Observatory, established in the same year by the UNGCN Italy with the participation of 17 Italian companies adhering to UN Global Compact.

    The guidance paper collects several business best practices related to “Principle 6” of the UN Global Compact, which promotes the elimination of all forms of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. The paper shows business initiatives, projects and strategic approaches on the topics of inclusive leadership, equal opportunities and treatment, considering specific groups of people: women, migrants and young people. Particular attention is also given to the disability management.

    In the light of the analysis of the regulatory context and the experiences described, the Guidelines formulate a series of Recommendations addressed to business organizations and applicable across all levels and functions within them.

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