United Nations Global Compact

Clarios Bolsters Commitment to Corporate Sustainability by Joining the UN Global Compact

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 2:01pm

By joining the compact, Clarios pledges to lead on 10 universal sustainability principles and uphold responsibilities in four areas: human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

Key Points: 
  • By joining the compact, Clarios pledges to lead on 10 universal sustainability principles and uphold responsibilities in four areas: human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
  • "The Compact's mission and principles directly align with Clarios' values and our blueprint for a more sustainable future," said Adam Muellerweiss, Clarios' executive director of sustainability, industry and government relations.
  • Joining the compact reflects the company's decades-long commitment to corporate sustainability and environmental stewardship.
  • As a 2020 signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, Clarios is committed to aligning our strategies and operations with universal principles focused on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

Sanofi's Board of Directors proposes the appointment of Rachel Duan and Lise Kingo as independent directors

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 5:38pm

She became President & CEO of GE Advanced Materials China in 2006 and then of the Asia Pacific region in 2008.

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  • She became President & CEO of GE Advanced Materials China in 2006 and then of the Asia Pacific region in 2008.
  • Lise Kingo is currently* CEO & Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, a position she has held since 2015.
  • Assuming election to the Board, she will not sit at Board meetings until she has separated from the United Nations.
  • The arrival of Rachel Duan and Lise Kingo allow to deepen the skills of the board of directors in the knowledge of emerging markets, especially China as well as in Social Responsibility.

UN Global Compact Network USA Seeks Professionals Committed To Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:24am

PHOENIX, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Newswise-- As part of the 2020 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers program, Global Compact Network USA today launched its national search for professionals who are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Key Points: 
  • PHOENIX, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Newswise-- As part of the 2020 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers program, Global Compact Network USA today launched its national search for professionals who are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
  • Later this year, the Network will recognize an employee of a participating company as the Global Compact Network USA SDG Pioneer.
  • Global Compact Network USA welcomes the leadership of companies participating in the UN Global Compact to nominate their employees to the program and join them during the recognition that follows.
  • Launched in 2007, the Global Compact Network USA (GCNUSA) is the local network chapter of the United Nations Global Compact.

Avetta signs United Nations Global Compact, committing to safeguard human rights, protect the environment and promote business transparency

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:52pm

Avetta ( www.avetta.com ), one of the world leaders in providing cloud-based supply chain risk management solutions, announced today it signed the United Nations Global Compact, embracing the Ten Principles addressing human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

Key Points: 
  • Avetta ( www.avetta.com ), one of the world leaders in providing cloud-based supply chain risk management solutions, announced today it signed the United Nations Global Compact, embracing the Ten Principles addressing human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
  • Global Compact offers a tangible way to instill transparent business practices, protect human rights, provide safety in the workplace and protect our planet.
  • Global Compact is a call to companies to align their strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
  • Many of these organizations are Avetta customers and operate supply chains in both developed and emerging economies.

Whirlpool Corporation CEO Marc Bitzer Signs Onto United Nations Global Compact

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:00pm

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Feb. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --With the delivery of a letter signed by its CEO and addressed to the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Whirlpool Corporation has formalized its commitment to the UN Global Compact, a voluntary collective rooted in ten principles that encompass the categories of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

Key Points: 
  • BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Feb. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --With the delivery of a letter signed by its CEO and addressed to the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Whirlpool Corporation has formalized its commitment to the UN Global Compact, a voluntary collective rooted in ten principles that encompass the categories of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.
  • As a signatory of this globally-recognized initiative, Whirlpool Corporation agrees to continue to expand its efforts to uphold sustainable and responsible business practices in day-to-day global operations.
  • "At Whirlpool Corporation, our values are the driving force behind everything we do.
  • We have a proud history of implementing policies and processes that support the tenets of the UN Global Compact for many years in our plants, offices and other facilities around the world," said Marc Bitzer, chairman, and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation.

TÜV Rheinland: Cybersecurity decides on the stability of societies

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 2:00pm

The report is a collaboration between many of TV Rheinlands leading Cybersecurity experts globally, and discusses seven key Cybersecurity trends which will be important to be aware of in 2020.

Key Points: 
  • The report is a collaboration between many of TV Rheinlands leading Cybersecurity experts globally, and discusses seven key Cybersecurity trends which will be important to be aware of in 2020.
  • TV Rheinlands Cybersecurity experts view these trends as critical to understand in 2020.
  • TV Rheinland has a global network of recognized laboratories, test centers and training centers at its disposal for this purpose.
  • TV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact for greater sustainability and against corruption since 2006.

United Nations Global Compact Launches ‘SDG Ambition’ Impact Initiative Aiming to Scale up Business Action at the National Level

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 3:17pm

The United Nations Global Compact today launched SDG Ambition a global impact initiative aimed at challenging and supporting companies to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into their core business.

Key Points: 
  • The United Nations Global Compact today launched SDG Ambition a global impact initiative aimed at challenging and supporting companies to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into their core business.
  • SDG Ambition was launched by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres the UN Global Compacts Board Chair in Davos during the World Economic Forum.
  • SAP shares a joint vision with the UN Global Compact and Accenture to mobilize industry around SDG Ambition and scale impact for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, said Jennifer Morgan, co-CEO of SAP.
  • Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact guides and supports the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices.

Greif Earns Two Recognitions for Corporate Social Responsibility Performance

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:15pm

DELAWARE, Ohio, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B), a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, today announced it earned two prestigious recognitions in December 2019 for its continued corporate social responsibility efforts.

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  • DELAWARE, Ohio, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B), a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, today announced it earned two prestigious recognitions in December 2019 for its continued corporate social responsibility efforts.
  • In its December 23, 2019 rating, MSCI recognized Greif with an "A" rating in sustainability performance.
  • "We are proud that Greif was again recognized for our leadership in corporate social responsibility," said Pete Watson, Greif's President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Greif reports its corporate responsibility efforts and progress in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and fulfills UN Global Compact requirements.

UL Announces Commitment to the UN Global Compact's Ten Principles

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 3:00pm

The United Nations Global Compact developed 10 principles to help guide a company's impact and transform the world we live in.

Key Points: 
  • The United Nations Global Compact developed 10 principles to help guide a company's impact and transform the world we live in.
  • UL, a leading global safety science company, announced today its commitment to the Ten Principles focused on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption by becoming a Signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative.
  • The UN Global Compact supports companies doing business responsibly while taking strategic actions to advance broader societal goals with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.
  • As a signatory, UL will complete an annual Communication on Progress (COP) submission, demonstrating its progress in working toward the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.

Mary Kay Advances Commitment to Global Female Empowerment at United Nations Global Compact Gender Equality Forum

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 4:40pm

In its ongoing commitment to female empowerment and entrepreneurship, Mary Kay Inc., alongside Warner Bros., Qualcomm and more, recently addressed the economic, social and sustainability benefits of global gender equality at the United Nations Global Compact for Gender Equality , an event organized by Global Compact Network USA (GCNUSA) in Los Angeles, California.

Key Points: 
  • In its ongoing commitment to female empowerment and entrepreneurship, Mary Kay Inc., alongside Warner Bros., Qualcomm and more, recently addressed the economic, social and sustainability benefits of global gender equality at the United Nations Global Compact for Gender Equality , an event organized by Global Compact Network USA (GCNUSA) in Los Angeles, California.
  • Gibbins participated at the UN event as part of a panel tackling corporate leadership in gender equality.
  • According to UN Women, at current rate, it will take 140 years to achieve gender parity in top leadership positions.
  • Mary Kay is dedicated to investing in the science behind beauty and manufacturing cutting-edge skin care, color cosmetics, nutritional supplements and fragrances.