Green Worldwide Shipping, a leading, Atlanta-headquartered provider of international logistics and Customs brokerage, proudly reaffirmed its commitment to the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact initiative, releasing its first communication on progress since joining in 2016. Green Worldwide believes in a firm foundation of respect for all stakeholders – including vendors, customers, and employees – but especially for the global environment and generations to come. Continue reading Green Worldwide Reaffirms UN Global Compact Commitment to Sustainability
Monday, June 5th is World Environment Day 2017, and Green Worldwide Shipping is excited to celebrate!
World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.
The theme for World Environment Day 2017, ‘Connecting People with Nature,’ implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.
Green Worldwide is celebrating this World Environment Day by reaffirming our commitment to the UN Global Compact, and the sustainable business goals Green Worldwide is committed to achieving.
How can you celebrate World Environment Day?
Get outside! The World Environment Day website encourages the people of the world to get outside, go to a park, and interact with nature. They also encourage picking up 10 or 100 pieces of trash or joining local cleanup efforts. To learn more about World Environment Day events in your area, visit www.worldenvironmentday.global.
Green Worldwide Shipping is a proud participant in the United Nations Global Compact. Green Worldwide first joined the Global Compact in August 2016. We are proud to support the ten principles of the Global Compact on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.
Green Worldwide Shipping is committed to making the Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations of this company, and we commit to engaging in collaborative projects that advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals.
The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, and strives to use business as a force for good, as well as create a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to people, communities, and markets.
Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principled approach to doing business. By incorporating the Global Compact principles into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success. To achieve this, the UN Global Compact has created Ten Principles, derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.
The Ten Principles are:
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
The United Nations Global Compact is made up of 9,146 companies in 168 countries, and Green Worldwide Shipping is a proud participant. For more information on the United Nations Global Compact, visit unglobalcompact.org. For more information on how Green Worldwide strives to uphold the mission of the compact, visit our website, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.