SustainabilityGlobe Signs UNGC Statement on Renewed Global Cooperation
Sep 22, 2020 | 08:31 AM
Globe Telecom joins over 1,200 private companies from 100 countries in supporting the call of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), for an inclusive alliance among all stakeholders across different nations, sectors, and generations to address the various challenges the world is facing. The “Statement from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation”, including the full list of CEO supporters, was presented to the UN Secretary-General during the UN Private Sector Forum on September 21 as part of the official UN 75th anniversary commemorations. It states: “We, the business peoples, recognize that peace, justice and strong institutions are beneficial to the long-term viability of our organizations and are foundational for upholding the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Now is our opportunity to learn from our collective experiences to realign behind the mission of the UN and steer our world onto a more equitable, inclusive and sustainable path. We are in this together — and we are united in the business of a better world.” “The Statement is a resounding endorsement of inclusive multilateralism. In no uncertain terms, it says that cooperation must cross borders, sectors and generations for us to adapt to changing circumstances,” said Sanda Ojiambo, UNGC CEO & Executive Director. “In the course of just one month after we issued the Statement, it has been signed by 1,294 CEOs from large, medium and small enterprises in virtually every industry and region. We deeply appreciate their commitment to global cooperation at a pivotal time for the UN and the world at large.” By signing the Statement, Globe, through its President and CEO Ernest Cu, demonstrates the company’s commitment in upholding the 10 UNGC principles and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). “As a responsible organization which strongly supports the UN’s sustainability missions, Globe believes in the importance of working together and uniting the efforts of businesses worldwide to make significant inroads in the UN’s goal of creating a better world where no one is left behind,” said Cu. In 2019, Globe became a signatory to the UNGC, committing to implement universal sustainability principles. With this, Globe commits to demonstrate ethical leadership and good governance through values-based strategies, policies, operations and relationships when engaging with all stakeholders as well as invest in addressing systemic inequalities and injustices through inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels of its business. Globe also pledged to continue to partner with the UN, government and civil society to strengthen access to justice, ensure accountability and transparency, provide legal certainty, promote equality and respect human rights. At the same time, the company joined the call for governments to protect human rights, ensure peace and security, and uphold the rule of law so that businesses, individuals and societies can flourish; create an enabling environment to serve the interests of people and planet, prosperity and purpose, through strengthened international cooperation and national legal frameworks; and enhance multilateralism and global governance to combat corruption, build resilience and achieve the SDGs. To learn more about Globe’s sustainability efforts, visit our Sustainability page .