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Raben Group signs the United Nations Global Compact

2021.12.09

In November 2021 Raben Group became a signatory to the UN Global Compact. The logistics operator undertook to implement the Ten Principles the UN initiative and to report regularly on its progress. In this way, it joined the group of almost 100 organizations in Poland and over 13,000 worldwide.

The passing year has been special for Raben Group, not only because of its 90th anniversary but also due to significant achievements in the area of sustainability. These include the sustainability report for 2020 - the first such an extensive and comprehensive one, the adoption of the 2021-2025 strategy, and finally, most recently, being part of an influential international network which focuses on sustainability and sees it as an opportunity for a better future for our planet.

In November this year Raben joined the UN Global Compact - the world's largest initiative for building and developing sustainable business. As a signatory to the UNGC, the company will be required to implement the Ten Principles in four areas: environment, human rights, anti-corruption and labour. Another requirement will be the preparation of annual progress reports (the so-called Communication on Progress, COP). At the same time Raben will gain access to platforms, Internet tools and selected UN Global Compact resources, as well as the possibility to undertake initiatives at the national level and fully engage in the Global Compact Network Poland.

“Raben Group's joining the UN Global Compact is a great source of pride for us and a confirmation of our competences and commitment to sustainability” - says Ewald Raben, CEO Raben Group. - “I am pleased to point out that although the participation means further responsibilities, it is not new to us, we are not starting from scratch. Our sustainability strategy is based on three pillars: environmental protection, social impact and responsible organisation, which overlap with UNGC's four key areas. The targets we will be working towards over the next five years contribute to the selected UN Sustainable Development Goals. Besides, we have experience in reporting as we have been preparing reports on our sustainability activities for several years now. I am convinced that we will make a significant contribution to the functioning of the Global Compact Network Poland and that we will benefit from it just as much” - adds the CEO.

The United Nations Global Compact was established in 2000 by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to promote sustainable development at the global and local levels. In terms of scale, it is second to none - it brings together over 13,000 entities worldwide: companies, institutions and organizations, including nearly 100 in Poland.

"Joining the UN Global Compact is not only a commitment but also a call to set ambitious goals and report the results of our actions in the areas of environmental protection, human rights, labour and anti-corruption. The UN Global Compact initiative was established to support companies in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and we are happy that companies like Raben join our initiative" - says Kamil Wyszkowski, Country Representative and Executive Director of UN Global Compact Network Poland.