Turkey represented in the UN Global Compact Board

01 Jun 2012


Güler Sabancı, chairperson of Sabanci Holding was appointed in April by Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General to serve a three years term as one of the 14 new members of the UN Global Compact Board.

New Horizons - Güler Sabancı was nominated by the board’s nomination committee which takes into account suggestions from the Global Compact Local Networks and other stakeholders. 

With more than 7.000 business participants and other stakeholders in over 130 countries, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative the Global Compact Board is chaired by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The board is designed as a multistakeholder body providing ongoing strategic and policy advice to the initiative including the evolving agenda of UN-Business relationships.

The new appointments will bring the total number of board members to 31, representing 13 countries from all regions of the world and a wide range of industrial sectors.

Sabanci Holding has been an active partner of the UN since 2006 when the company committed 1.5 million USD in the “UN Joint Project to promote and protect human rights of women and girls”. 

Having undersigned the UN Global Compact in 2007, Sabancı Holding has also hosted the Annual Local Network Forum in 2009 and in 2011, became the first Turkish company to undersign the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles, which is initiated by the Global Compact.

The first Global Compact Board Meeting for the 14 new members will be held on 20 and 21 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, under the framework of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.