Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact has since become the world’s largest sustainability initiative, bringing together companies from over 160 countries with the aim of inspiring, guiding and catalysing change to create a better future for people and the planet.
The initiative calls on companies to do business responsibly by aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and to take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, embodied in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.
In signing the charter, Apollo commits to embedding the UN Global Compact’s ten principles into its strategy, culture and day to day operations, reaffirming its commitment to protecting the environment and contributing to a sustainable world.
Becoming a member of the UN Global Compact is the latest step for the company, as it continues to build upon the progress it has already made in advancing its sustainability and social ambitions in which it was awarded an EcoVadis platinum rating in 2021.
Neil Hamilton, President / CEO said “Apollo are proud to be signatories to the UN Global Compact which further develops our long-term commitment to be the socially responsible supplier of choice. We look forward to working on developing the business as global stewards towards the guiding Ten Principles and Sustainable Development Goals with our wider stakeholder community.”
“The core of the United Nations Global Compact’s mission is to support companies doing business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with ten universal principles on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption,” said Steve Kenzie, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network UK. “We also support business taking actions to advance the Sustainable Development Goals. We are delighted and encouraged by Apollo Scientific’s endorsement of our initiative.”