This week, World Happiness Fest has signed its accession to the Spanish Network of the Global Compact. In this way, the forum joins thousands of companies worldwide committed to creating the world we want.
Global Compact of the United Nations is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. It was created in 2000 and has more than 13,000 adhered entities in more than 160 countries and more than 70 local networks.
The initiative operates in Spain through the Spanish Network of the Global Compact. To date, it has more than 1,530 associated entities, being the local network with the largest number of participants in the world.
Signing the Global Compact implies that World Happiness Fest is committed to aligning its operations with Ten Principles universally accepted in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environment and the fight against corruption. Likewise, it undertakes to adopt measures in support of the objectives of the United Nations, currently embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
According to its founder, Luis Gallardo, “the purpose of our forum is to create a world with more freedom, awareness and happiness. Therefore, our adherence to the Global Compact and to continue supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) does not only represent a commitment, but an invitation to all institutions to create the right conditions to achieve it”.
World Happiness Fest proposes a comprehensive social welfare model. For the forum, which will celebrate its first festival in Spain on the next March, being able to join the Spanish Network of the Global Compact adds to the different actions it promotes to reach a higher state of happiness for world society.