On February 21st 2012 Todor Bourgudjiev, CEO of Ecopack Bulgaria, was elected member of the National Council at the annual meeting of UN’s Global Compact Network Bulgaria. Ecopack Bulgaria is among the co-founders of the Bulgarian network and it is actively involved in the network’s activities. One of the organization’s projects – “The Green 3D Ecobus of Ecopack” was listed as a good practice in the UN’s Global Compact Annual Local Network Forum digest.
The UN Global Compact is a platform for exchanging knowledge and dialogue with the active participation and support of companies, the specialized UN organizations, business associations, NGOs and syndicate organizations for encouragement of the business social responsibility and the ethical business standards. Through their engagement with common values and through minimizing the negative effect of their business the companies can contribute for turning the globalization into a positive force. The private sector is also a key partner that contributes for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
The official launch of the Global Compact was announced by the General secretary Kofi Anan during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January 1999. The initiative appeals to the companies to follow 10 universal principles in the field of human rights, labor standards, environment and anti-corruption and to apply them in their business strategies and daily work.
Since the beginning of 2006, 120 Bulgarian companies, NGOs and academic institutions are members of the National network of the Global Compact (GC) and they apply the ten principles of the initiative in their daily work. During the period 2006-2010 the network was governed by the Advisory council, elected in complete transparency. The network’s activities have been supported by the Communication on Progress Office (COP). Since the establishment of the National network of the Global Compact association in September 2010 the network has been managed by a National Council and a Supervising Council.
By 2011, the Global compact has united voluntarily almost 8000 companies, business associations, NGOs from 130 countries worldwide in a network for best practices exchange and cooperation.