Initiative Africa in collaboration with the Addis Ababa Chamber of Sectoral Association (AACSA) organized a pre-launch consultation to launch the Ethiopia Global Compact Program on August 1, 2023.
The Ethiopia Global Compact is open to all businesses in Ethiopia, regardless of size or sector. By joining the initiative, businesses can demonstrate their commitment to upholding the ten principles of the Global Compact, which cover areas such as human rights, labor standards, environmental sustainability, and anti-corruption.
The pre-launch consultation featured a presentation about the Global Compact Program followed by a discussion on the ten principles of the Global Compact Program and a presentation on sustainable development was also presented. The businesses discussed the purpose of the program, and who can own and lead it in addition about 40 plus businesses registered for membership in the Ethiopia Global Compact Program.
As a way forward The participants also agreed to form a committee that will lead the process of launching the Ethiopia Global Compact Program. The committee will be responsible for developing the program’s implementation plan, as well as for outreach and engagement with businesses.
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