Sustainability is core to our mission of changing wood to change the world. As well as providing customers with products that can help them build better, we also want to do business in the most responsible way.
That’s why today we are proud to share that Accsys has joined the UN Global Compact (UNGC) initiative, a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices.
With this announcement Accsys is proud to join thousands of other companies globally committed to taking responsible business action to create the world we all want.
As participants of the UNGC, Accsys commits to implementing the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact (set out below) and to report its progress on these efforts annually. Accsys will benefit from access to the UNGC’s extensive tools and resources to engage with its employees across the globe and improve their learning and training in sustainability.
Jelena Arsic van Os, CEO, Accsys Technologies commented: “I am incredibly proud to announce that Accsys has officially become a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact. Our focus on sustainability is core to our business ethos and product offerings, where we actively contribute to the construction of eco-friendly buildings. Becoming a signatory is another step forward in our efforts to embed sustainable and responsible business practices across our operations and reduce our environmental impacts.”
Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 15,000 companies and 3,800 non-business signatories based in over 180 countries, and more than 69 local networks.
We encourage you to visit Accsys’ profile on the UN Global Compact website.
The 10 principles
- 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.