FTA has reaffirmed its support to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) by submitting its Communication on Engagement (COE). A signed commitment by FTA’s chief executive, Christian Ewert, is an endorsement of the initiative and its principles in all decision-making processes.
The UNGC is a leadership platform launched in July 2000 with an objective to develop, implement and disclose sustainable and responsible business practices and policies. It is set up to be a voluntary multi-stakeholder collaboration between governments, civil society, corporations, labour unions as well as the United Nations. Through a large scope of specialized management tools, work streams, topical programs and resources, the UNGC seeks to align international business strategies and operations to achieve a sustainable global economy.
The initiative is the largest voluntary business sustainability platform globally with 8,000 companies and 4,000 non-businesses representing nearly every industry sector and size from 170 countries. Though participation in the Global Compact, FTA demonstrates its commitment to its activities and Ten Principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.
FTA has been a participant of the UN Global Compact since 2006. Through the COE, which is submitted bi-annually, the association describes the actions it has taken to support the initiative and its Principles to drive long-term sustainable change for the planet, workers and communities.
The Communication on Engagement, and the accompanying self-assessment, are now publicly available on the Global Compact website.