Sustainability has long been no longer a luxury or a whim but a necessity for companies, because customers demand it. But how do companies actually make it happen? What guidelines do they have? The most important aid is offered by the UN Global Compact, the largest international network of companies with a focus on sustainability.
Launched in 2000, the initiative includes more than 14,670 companies, 3,000 non-business organizations headquartered in over 160 countries and 69 local networks. The Global Compact is an invitation to companies around the world to align projects and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and the fight against corruption, and to act in support of the sustainable development goals of United Nations (SDGs). The member companies undertake to communicate the progress of the sustainability objectives every year.
The Global Compact allows you to:
– underline and strengthen the commitment to a global vision of corporate sustainability;
– join partnerships and collective actions in the field of sustainability;
– act together with other network actors to implement the United Nations 2030 agenda.
The Global Compact network extends and among the Italian companies the most recent membership is WindTre.
Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Hedberg explains: “Over the past year we have involved our managers and stakeholders in the definition of an ambitious plan with measurable, concrete and integrated objectives in the business. The goal is to make families and businesses aware and safe on the web, to ensure the digital inclusion of seniors and people with disabilities, to overcome the digital divide, to improve gender equality and to safeguard the environment in which we live “.