We have made it a priority to think “sustainability” into all of our activities.
ECO; therefore, strive to integrate social, environmental and business ethics concerns in our projects and business processes. Through this approach, we aim at creating shared value for our customers, key stakeholders and society in general.
We define sustainability as integrating social, environmental and business ethics concerns in our business.
Our commitment to sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an extension of our fundamental values and they are based on our vision and mission. The commitment is also reflected in our support to the UN Global Compact.
ECO SD is a member of the UN Global Compact and supports the ten principles relating to human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.
The UN Global Compact initiative is a framework for businesses that are committed to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.
Global Compact is an initiative launched by the previous UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in January 1999 where he established a campaign all over the world addressing the businessmen to help in the foundation of social and environmental frameworks which, eventually, would secure open and free markets as well as aiding people to find an opportunity to spread the privileges of the new worldwide economy everywhere.
Ten universal principles: The Global Compact includes the 10 basics which tackles different issues starting with the International Declaration on Human Rights passing through the labour rights in the society and any other depravity issues.
On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.
For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you.
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
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