|Since November 2016, the conveyor technology expert Interroll has been supporting the UN Global Compact, the largest global initiative towards corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. With today’s publication of the 2017 progress report, Interroll is reaffirming its commitment to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact and is pledging to continue to work towards their implementation.
The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative set up by the United Nations based on ten universal principles regarding human rights, labour standards, environment and climate, as well as preventing corruption. Since it was founded in 2000, by the UN General Secretary at the time, Kofi Annan, around 10,000 companies and organisations from civil society, politics and science in more than 160 countries have undertaken to make this vision a reality.
“Value-oriented action is a central part of our corporate culture at Interroll. Our customers, partners and employees can count on the fact that our actions are always fair, environmentally conscious and economically responsible,” explains Paul Zumbühl, Chief Executive Officer of the Interroll Group.
In addition to their commitment to the universal principles of the UN Global Compact, Interroll also consistently works towards the implementation of the detailed specifications of its own internal Compliance Management System. This includes the Interroll Group’s “code of conduct”, “code of conduct for suppliers” and “anti-corruption policy”.
To ensure that the common principles and codes of the Group are put into practice, managers underwent training in the 2017 reporting year. This began with the German companies and is planned for the Chinese, American, Danish and French sites during 2018.
“Our solidarity with the Global Compact strengthens our compliance and prevents potentially negative effects on the Interroll Group. It also strengthens our competitiveness in general,” adds Daniel Bättig, Chief Financial Officer and Compliance representative of the Interroll Group.
The 2017 progress report regarding the UN Global Compact can be viewed via the link http://issuu.com/gateb/docs/int_fortschrittsbericht_en_web?e=25363527/58750729.