29 JUNE 2021
We are pleased to announce that Commercial has joined the United Nations Global Compact and the UN Global Compact Network UK.
Commercial are proud to join thousands of other companies across the planet who are committed to taking responsible business action to create the world we all want.
The UN Global Compact is a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices.
It acts as a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles.
They cover human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Simone Hindmarch, Commercial co-founder and managing director said: “Commercial is proud to join the UN Global Compact and the UN Global Compact UK Network.
“Our ethos is mirrored by the principles of the Compact and we are delighted to be joining like-minded organisations across the planet in sharing that message.
“At Commercial, our aim has long been to show how businesses can be a force for good in the world.
“In 2021, we have committed to the Science Based Target Initiative’s target of reducing our emissions alongside a requirement to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees.
“Joining the UN Global Compact is another very important step on our journey.”
Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world.
There are more than 12,000 companies and 3,500 non-business signatories based across 160 countries, and 69 Local Networks.
Steve Kenzie, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network UK said: "The core of the United Nations Global Compact’s mission is to support companies doing business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with 10 universal principles on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.
“We also support business taking actions to advance the Sustainable Development Goals. We are delighted and encouraged by Commercial’s endorsement of our initiative.”
We encourage you to visit the UN Global Compact Network UK website to learn more about their work-streams.
To learn more about our latest sustainability work, visit www.commercial.co.uk/sustainability
“Commercial is proud to join the UN Global Compact and the UN Global Compact UK Network.
"Our ethos is mirrored by the principles of the Compact and we are delighted to be joining like-minded organisations across the planet in sharing that message."
Co-founder and managing director, Commercial Group