Rome 09 October 2018 14:55
- Thanks to this international initiative, support for the ten principles related to human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption is strengthened
- Leonardo will be participating in the Italian Business & SDGs Annual Forum of the Global Compact Network Italy, that takes place in Matera on 11th & 12th October, dedicated to the "New Business Models to support the United Nations 2030 Agenda"
Confirming its commitment to the promotion of an inclusive and sustainable global economy, Leonardo has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest business sustainability initiative, based on ten universal principles related to human rights, labour, the environment and the fight against corruption.
Founded in 1999 by the United Nations, today the Global Compact is an international network made up of companies, governments, institutions and organisations, whose aims are to share, promote and implement the principles and values for the adoption of common policies to support sustainability.
As part of the collaboration and dialogue with other companies and organisations, Leonardo is supporting the 3rd Italian Business & SDGs Annual Forum, which will be held in Matera on 11th & 12th October. The annual event, promoted by Global Compact Network Italia, is dedicated to "New Business Models to support the United Nations 2030 Agenda".
"We are thinking of a form of globalisation characterised by a sustainable economy model based on a long-term vision - underlines Alessandro Profumo, Leonardo's CEO -. Joining the Global Compact represents a further step towards a strategy that considers social and environmental assessments as an integral part of the business. This will stimulate the adoption of behaviours that contribute to the success of the company and to the well-being of the community."
In support of the Global Compact's mission, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the objectives set by the UN 2030 Agenda, recognise the decisive role of companies in achieving sustainable development. In this framework, Leonardo contributes to four of the seventeen goals through the dissemination of scientific citizenship, the creation of work opportunities in the countries where it operates and in its associated supply chains, technological collaborations and the continuous improvement of products and services for society and the environment.