We recently strengthened our commitment to sustainability by signing up to the UN Global Compact which is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.
This commits us to:
- Ensuring our strategies and policies align with the Compact’s Ten Principles, which cover human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.
- Taking action to advance broader societal goals.
This commitment also requires us to transparently report on our efforts to address sustainability issues.
An aspirational narrative for societal goals was adopted in 2015, when the global community reached consensus on a vision for a sustainable future with the launch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs comprise a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity and provide a framework for measuring progress towards sustainable development.
They are an important lens through which to view our Strategy and the value we provide. Across our range of activities, we interact with the SDGs in many different ways and deliver outcomes that support the goals and their targets, illustrating the range of ways in which we make a difference. We will continue to contribute to the conversation about how to implement these goals.
Our Managing Director, Pat McCafferty, signed a public CEO Statement of Support these goals along with over thirty other leaders in the Australian business community.