Like many other companies at the Van Ameyde Group, we have started working project to commit to ten principles related to human rights, working conditions, the environment and the prevention of bribery, and to develop business responsibility with the help of the UN’s sustainable development goals.
In the Van Ameyde Group, we are supported in this work by Tonje Semundseth, Project Manager from Van Ameyde, currently located in Belgium. She has worked for van Ameyde Norway for several years and handled e.g. Van Ameyde Scandic’s sustainability project launch and certifications, she was also speaking on the subject at Van Ameyde Krogius 150th anniversary celebration in August.
We have started the work first in the Finnish office and we will gradually roll-out to other countries when we have taken few steps forward in Finland. One step is that we have joined the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative, the UN Global Compact https://www.unglobalcompact.org/ by Van Ameyde Krogius (Finland) and the national Global Compact network in Finland https://www.globalcompact.fi/ .
The UN Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of 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). Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 15,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 70 Local Networks.
Global Compact Network Finland invites all our staff members to an orientation for new companies in the network about the UN Global Compact. They provide courses, education, network and support on our way forward.
We are also committed to reporting and communicating our progress. We will update internally on our communication pages, send information by e-mail and we communicate about our progress on our LinkedIn profile and from time to time we write about it on our website. So keep track of these, here is the first LinkedIn publication:
In line with our commitment to these principles, I am proud that we are taking responsible business action and I believe that great things can be done together.
Managing Director, Van Ameyde Krogius