UN Global Compact Welcomes Two Additional Highly Committed Companies to Support Programmatic Work to Accelerate Principles and the SDGs

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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 patrons and sponsors that have demonstrated their continued commitment to the UN’s Ten Principles 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 Compact sponsors and sponsors recognized today are highly engaged participants in the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, supporting the programmatic rollout of accelerator programs, peer learning groups, thinking labs and e-learning tools on the SDGs, on topics such as gender Equality , climate change, human rights and labor rights.

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The Patrons’ financial and in-kind support makes it possible to deliver these programs through 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.

“Protective and sponsoring companies represent the highest level of commitment to the UN Global Compact and are key to implementing our 2021-2023 strategy, which aims to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business. We thank our patrons and sponsors and welcome others to join us in delivering global impact on a large scale by upholding the Ten Principles,” said Sanda Ojiambo, Deputy Secretary General and CEO of the UN Global Compact.

To be eligible for recognition as a patron and sponsor, companies must demonstrate commitment to the UN Global Compact and its ten principles, demonstrate strong sustainability performance that they sponsor, and commit to funding and work towards achieving it. program for a minimum period of two years.

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The first group of 2022-2023 Global Compact Patron and Sponsor companies are:

Gender Equality:

Pattern: L’Oreal

Sponsors: Mary Kay, Project Management Institute

Labor rights:

Patron: Schneider Electric

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

climate:

Clients: Iberdrola, AIA Group

Sponsors: Schneider Electric, Moody’s

Management:

Pattern: Enel

Sponsor: RELX

SDG integration:

Clients: 3M, SAP, Project Management Institute

SME involvement:

Patron: CEMEX

Sponsor: Safaricom

About the United Nations Global Compact

As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact calls on companies around the world to align their activities and strategies with ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. Our ambition is to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding the Ten Principles and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through responsible companies and ecosystems that enable change. With more than 15,000 companies and 3,000 non-corporate signatories in more than 160 countries and 69 local networks, the UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative — one Global Compact uniting businesses for a better world.

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

Media contact: Alex Gee, [email protected]

CONTACT: UN Global Compact Media United Nations Global Compact (212) 907-1301 [email protected]

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