UN Global Compact COP

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This website serves as the Communication on Progress (COP) Report for the United Nations 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, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

By supporting the UN Global Compact, business can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere. With over 12,000 corporate participants and other stakeholders from over 170 countries, it is the largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative in the world.

Our Commitment to the UN Global Compact

“MCI has been a signatory of the Global Compact since 2007. We are proud to have been the first agency from the meetings and associations industry to commit to the Global Compact and since then we have been working to integrate the ten guiding principles into our business. We challenge our partners and clients to also support the Compact. The Compact’s ten principles, issues areas and initiatives have been a fundamental influence and guide in the development of our sustainability strategy. We are also a participant in the UNGC Caring for the Climate initiative. Our Sustainability and Management teams have participated actively in the last three UNGC Leaders Summit and at various other events. Since 2010 we have been an event partner to the UN Global Compact working for the secretariat in New York and various local networks. We are proud to have been able to help organise the 2010 and 2013 Leaders Summit and the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum.

Sebastien Tondeur, Chief Executive Officer

Reporting Level

MCI is reporting at the GC Advanced Level. Through the GC Advanced level, the Global Compact Office recognizes companies that strive to be top reporters and declare that they have adopted and report on a broad range of best practices in sustainability governance and management.

You can read a summary of our Communication on Progress below or a full version on the UNGC Website.

Our Progress Against the UNGC Principles
PrincipleWhat it meansRelevant policies2016 Goals2016 Performance2017 GoalsMore info
1Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rightsSupplier Code of Conduct - English

MCI Sustainability Policy - English

Code of Business Ethics - English
Increase to 100% of preferred group suppliers and 40% of entire supply chain that support the MCI Code of Conduct.

Talents to volunteer 8 hours towards community projects.
Increased to 100% of preferred group suppliers and 22% of entire supply chain supports the MCI Code of Conduct.

Talents volunteered average of 3.6 hours.
Increase entire supply chain support of Code of Conduct to 40%.

Talents to volunteer 8 hours towards community projects.
Ethics
Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality
2Business should ensure they are not complicit in human rights abusesSupplier Code of Conduct - English

MCI Sustainability Policy - English

Code of Business Ethics - English
Pilot ethics & anti-corruption assessment processEthics & anti-corruption assessment process in progress.Evaluate ethics & anti-corruption assessment process

Pilot supply chain assessment process.
Ethics
Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality
3Businesses should uphold freedom of association & effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
Supplier Code of Conduct - English

MCI Sustainability Policy - English

Code of Business Ethics - English
No specific actionNo specific actionNot identified as a key stakeholder issue at the moment so no specific actionEthics
Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality
4The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labourSupplier Code of Conduct - English

MCI Sustainability Policy - English

Code of Business Ethics - English
Pilot ethics & anti-corruption assessment process.

Increase supply chain support of Code of Conduct to 40%.

Conduct further education of team.
Ethics & anti-corruption assessment process in progress.

22% of entire supply chain supports the MCI Code of Conduct.

Conducted further education of team.
Increase supply chain support of Code of Conduct to 40%.

Conduct further education of team.

Pilot supply chain assessment process
Ethics
Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality
5The effective abolition of child labourSupplier Code of Conduct - English

MCI Sustainability Policy - English

Code of Business Ethics - English
Increase entire supply chain support of Code of Conduct to 40%.

Conduct further education of team.
22% of entire supply chain supports the MCI Code of Conduct.

Conducted further education of the team.
Increase entire supply chain support of Code of Conduct to 40%.

Conduct further education of team.
Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality
6Eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupationSupplier Code of Conduct - English

MCI Sustainability Policy - English

Code of Business Ethics - English
Increase entire supply chain support of Code of Conduct to 40%.

Conduct further education of team.
22% of entire supply chain supports the MCI Code of Conduct.

Conducted further education of team.
Increase entire supply chain support of Code of Conduct to 40%.

Conduct further education of team.
Our Talent
Ethics
Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality
7Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challengesSupplier Code of Conduct - English

MCI Sustainability Policy - English

Code of Business Ethics - English
Improve Event Sustainability and Safety Tool.

Conduct 2 sustainability summits and min of 10 webinar trainings for talents.
Improved Event Sustainability and Safety Tool.

Delivered 2 internal summits, 20 webinars and 20 sustainability training classes to MCI Employees, and 29 industry presentations about sustainable event management.

69% of all proposals included sustainability information.
Deliver 2 internal summits, 10 webinars and 10 sustainability training classes to MCI Employees, and at least 20 industry presentations about sustainable event management.

80% of all proposals to include sustainability information.
Digitisation
Operations
8Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibilitySupplier Code of Conduct - English

MCI Sustainability Policy - English

Code of Business Ethics - English
Improve Event Sustainability and Safety Tool.

Conduct 1 sustainability summit and min of 10 webinar training for talents.

Assess 90% of all events for safety and sustainability.

Include sustainability options and information in 80% of our proposals.
Event Sustainability and Safety Tool improved.

Delivered 2 internal summits, 20 webinars and 20 sustainability training classes to MCI Employees, and 29 industry presentations about sustainable event management.

69% of all proposals included sustainability information.

74% of all events assessed for safety and sustainability.
Conduct 2 sustainability summits and min of 10 webinar training for talents. Min of 20 industry presentations about sustainable event management.

Assess 90% of all events for safety and sustainability.

Include sustainability options and information in 80% of our proposals.
Clients
Digitisation
Operations
9Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologiesSupplier Code of Conduct - English

MCI Sustainability Policy - English

Code of Business Ethics - English
Complete development of new sustainability assessment tool (ESST).

Launch online office sustainability scorecarding platform.
New sustainability assessment tool (ESST) under development.

Online office sustainability scorecarding platform under development.
Complete development of new sustainability assessment tool (ESST).

Launch online office sustainability scorecarding platform.
Digitisation
Operations
10Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and briberySupplier Code of Conduct - English

MCI Sustainability Policy - English

Code of Business Ethics - English
Global rollout of Ethics programme.

Train minimum of 50% of employees.
Rolled out global Ethics programme.

Launched dedicated “Ethics and Anti-Corruption” microsite on the MCI intranet.
Train minimum of 50% of employees on ethics & anti-corruption.Ethics

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