The UN Global Compact, headquartered in New York, is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Also, it is adopting an established and globally recognized policy framework for the development, implementation, and disclosure of environmental, social, and governance policies and practices. It has about 13,000 members, of that 8,000 members are companies. UN Global Compact Network Korea (GCNK) was established in 2007 and is engaged in various activities for diffusion of ten principles. In 2015, 289 companies and organizations in South Korea joined its efforts as members.
Organized by Global Competitiveness Empowerment Forum (GCEF) www.g-cef.org
Global Competitiveness Empowerment Forum (GCEF) is a non-for-profit organization to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Creating Shared Value (CSV), sustainability, and business integrity of public, private and social enterprises. GCEF is specialized in research, education, seminar, policy analysis, multi-stakeholder dialog, and cross sector cooperation nurturing Collective Action. GCEF is established in November 20, 2008, and became registered under the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) in February 28, 2011.
Endorsed by Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) english.motie.go.kr/www/main.do
The ministry was established at the birth of the Republic of Korea in 1948 as the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) with the mission to coordinate the nation's industries. Throughout its history, it has taken on expanded roles and responsibilities, helping to transform South Korea into a dynamic and economic powerhouse. MOTIE is committed to providing a foundation for economic growth by combining its efforts to fulfill its wide range of responsibilities in the areas of commerce, investment, industry, and energy.
Endorsed by: Ministry of Interior (MOI) www.moi.go.kr/eng/a01/engMain.do
Ministry of the Interior(MOI), established on November, 1948, is responsible for all aspects of national administration. MOI is in charge of operating Cabinet meetings and Vice-ministerial meetings, administrating national holidays, anniversaries, national protocols, and parliamentary activities, compiling records of government resources, providing national archives, maintaining safety of all government buildings, and managing the National Computing & Information Agency providing professional and integrated resources.
Endorsed by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) www.mofa.go.kr/ENG/main/index.jsp
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was established on July 17, 1948. Its diplomatic relations were forged and overseas missions were established after the Government of the Republic of Korea was founded on August 15, 1948. MOFA is in charge of establishment and enforcement of foreign policy, multilateral and bilateral economic diplomacy, and international economic cooperation diplomacy. It is also responsible for establishment, implementation, and coordination of foreign economic policy. MOFA coordinates international affairs, treaties along with other international agreements, cultural cooperation, and public relations, establishes policy related with overseas Koreans, provides protection and support for overseas Koreans, and implements investigation and analysis of international situation and immigration.
Endorsed by : Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) www.acrc.go.kr/eng/index.do
The Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) was established on February 29, 2008 through integration of the Ombudsman of Korea, the Korea Independent Commission against Corruption and the Administrative Appeals Commission. With consolidation of these three organizations, citizens can be provided with one-stop service for addressing public complaints, filing administrative appeals, and fighting corruption in a more convenient and speedier manner. ACRC is responsible for handling and addressing public complaints by improving related unreasonable systems, building a clean society by preventing and deterring corruption in the public sector, and protecting people's rights from illegal and unfair administrative practices through its administrative appeals system.
Sponsored by Siemens Integrity Initiative www.siemens.com/integrity-initiative
The Siemens Integrity Initiative, based on the settlement between Siemens AG and the World Bank in 2009 and the settlement between Siemens AG and the European Investment Bank (EIB) in 2013, supports the organizations and projects fighting corruption and fraud through Collective Action, education and training, with over US$ 100 million around the world. Since 2009, the Siemens Integrity Initiative has been supported 55 collective action and education & training projects with international organizations including OECD, UN Global Compact, UNODC, and UNDP, and industry associations including CII, VCCI, COCIR, and POLMED, NGOs including Transparency International, and academic institutions.