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Managing a business by using the UN Global Compact principles

June 26, 2020
Bewsys
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The United Nations Global Compact is a non-profit organisation that encourages businesses worldwide, to adopt sustainable business practices and align their strategies and operations with ten universal principles related to human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. To achieve Agenda 2030, there is a need for increased collaboration between Governments, civil society, and the private sector. The UN Global Compact fosters this collaboration to assist in delivering and scaling up solutions that address global challenges. Initiated by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and officially introduced in July 2000, the UN Global Compact has over 12,000 participants (both business and non-business entities) across 160 countries - developing and developed.

The UN-led initiative outlined ten principles to guide businesses in operating sustainably. By incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into strategies, policies, culture, and operations of companies, companies can take a responsible, principle-based and integrated approach to address sustainable development goals.,

Bewsys became an active member of the UN Global Compact in 2017. Since 2017, the Bewsys Team has made great strides in incorporating responsible corporate governance practices. Our focus on sustainability is reflected in our culture of learning, the projects we work on, and our diverse workforce.

In line with the ten principles, the Bewsys Team shifted to remote work indefinitely. This is in support of areas of human rights, the environment, and labour standards.

This voluntary commitment to the UN Global Compact has improved our brand image and competitive advantage. Another benefit of managing Bewsys with sustainable principles is that there is increased productivity and efficient management of resources. We ensure that the labour and human rights of our stakeholders are respected and protected. Additionally, Bewsys contributes to a great cause-the fight against climate change. Protecting the environment and biodiversity is key to sustainable development. As it stands, human activities are contributing immensely to climate change. As participants in the economy, we all have a responsibility to reduce our ecological footprint. The sustainable development goals are a huge responsibility we are happy to take.

Protecting human rights, practicing good labour standards,  protecting the environment, and working against corruption are sustainable principles that should be reflected in every organisation. Together we can make the world a better and safer place Your company can sign on committing to the UN Global Compact’s principles and help make the world a better place.

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