The backing of the World Confederation of Businesses (WORLDCOB), an organization founded in Houston, Texas, on September 9, 2004, is based on the validation of the organization and its relations. For such purposes, we have compiled the following list for those interested in learning more.
Members of the GLOBAL COMPACT
The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. With thousands of participants from over 100 countries, it is the largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world. The Compact is a framework for actions designed to help build the social legitimacy of businesses and markets.
Since 2008, we have submitted our Communication of Progress (COP). Currently, our registration status may be viewed at: http://www.unglobalcompact.org/participant/10160-World-Confederation-of-Businesses
This clearly demonstrates our commitment to doing business based on respect for human rights, labor standards, the environment, and fighting against corruption. Those businesses that join the Global Compact share the conviction that business practices based on universal principles contribute to a more sustainable, equal, and inclusive global market and foster more prosperous societies.
We are STAKEHOLDERS in the GLOBAL REPORTING INITIATIVE (GRI):
The Global Reporting Initiative is an independent institution that created the first worldwide standard on guidelines for the preparation of sustainability reports by those companies seeking to evaluate their economic, environmental, and social performance. It is an official collaboration center of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP).
From its creation in 1997, until 2002, the GRI was a joint project between the UNEP and the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES). It was conceived with the purpose of increasing the quality in the drafting of sustainability reports until they achieved levels similar to financial reports with regard to comparability, rigor, credibility, frequency, and controllability. The GRI is now an independent institution based out of Amsterdam, with its own board of directors.
The GRI includes the active participation of representatives of human rights, labor rights, and research and environmental organizations, corporations, investors, and accounting organizations.
Member of the U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
The World Confederation of Businesses is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in the world, representing the interests of over 3 million companies, the majority of which are small and medium-sized enterprises. The Chamber is one of the most respected organizations in Washington, D.C., and defends the interests of the free market before the government.
Member of the GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP (GHP):
The World Confederation of Businesses (WORLDCOB) is a member of the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP), the largest chamber of commerce in Houston. The GHP was founded over 25 years ago and now has 2,000 members, including multiple Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit: http://www.houston.org
- Our Members
Our most important endorsement is that received from our 3,500+ associate members from over 130 countries around the world. These are leading companies from all parts of the globe, and they enjoy the benefits offered to them by the Confederation, having used our training services, generated new business, and received recognition for their business excellence.