The United Nations Global Compact welcomes two additional highly engaged companies to support program work to accelerate principled business and the SDGs

The United Nations Global Compact welcomes two additional highly engaged companies to support program work to accelerate principled business and the SDGs

New UN Global Compact Patron & Sponsor companies announced ahead of Uniting Business Live 2022

United Nations, New York, Sept. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The United Nations Global Compact is pleased to announce new additions to the group of Patron and Sponsor companies that have demonstrated their continued commitment to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Enel, as Patron, and RELX, as Sponsor, are committed to supporting the work of the UN Global Compact on Governance and SDG 16.

The UN Global Patrons and Consolidated Sponsors companies recognized today are highly engaged participants in the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative and support the rollout of accelerator programs, peer learning groups, brainstorming labs, and e-learning tools on the SDGs, across subjects with includes Gender. Equality, Climate Change, Human Rights and Labor Rights.

The Patrons’ financial and in-kind support enables these programs to be delivered through the UN Global Compact Local Networks in 69 countries, with an emphasis on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the world on their sustainability journey.

“Patronage and Sponsor companies represent the highest level of engagement with the UN Global Compact and are critical to the implementation of our 2021-2023 strategy, which is aimed at accelerating and scaling global business impact. We thank our Patrons and Sponsors and welcome others to join us in delivering impact on a global scale by upholding the Ten Principles,” said Sanda Ojiambo, Assistant Secretary-General and CEO of the UN Global Compact.

To be eligible for Patron and Sponsor recognition, companies must demonstrate a commitment to the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles, demonstrate strong performance in the area of ​​sustainability they are sponsoring and commit to funding and working on the program for at least two years.

The first group of 2022–23 Global Patron and Sponsor companies are:

Gender Equality:

Patron: L’Oreal

Sponsors: Mary Kay, Project Management Institute

Labor Rights:

Patron: Schneider Electric

Sponsors: McCormick & Co, UPM, L’Oreal, Firmenich

Climate:

Patrons: Iberdrola, AIA Group

Sponsors: Schneider Electric, Moody’s

Governance:

Patron: Enel

Sponsor: RELX

SDG Integration:

Patterns: 3M, SAP, Project Management Institute

SME involvement:

Pattern: CEMEX

Sponsor: Safaricom

Regarding the United Nations Global Compact

As a special initiative of the UN Secretary General, companies everywhere are called to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption as a special initiative of Secretary General of the United Nations. Our ambition is to accelerate and scale global business impact by upholding the Ten Principles and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change. With more than 15,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in more than 160 countries, and 69 Local Networks, the UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative – one Global Compact that unites business for a better world.

For more information, follow @globalcompact on social media and visit our website at unglobalcompact.org

Contact Media: Alex Gee, gee@unglobalcompact.org

CONTACT: UN Global Compact Media United Nations Global Compact (212) 907-1301 media@unglobalcompact.org

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