Gasum has joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative on corporate sustainability. Sustainability is an integral part of Gasum’s growth strategy to promote development towards a carbon-neutral future in industry as well as in road and maritime transport.
The UN Global Compact is a voluntary, international corporate sustainability initiative administered by the United Nations. It sets ten principles relating to human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. The UN Global Compact calls for businesses worldwide to adopt these principles and to report on their implementation. Gasum now joins the global network of more than 13,000 companies based in over 160 countries committed to the initiative already.
”Companies have a very important role in solving global issues and have both the expertise and resources needed to promote sustainability. The UN Global Compact provides companies with both a national and global operating environment, and tools for sustainability work. We welcome Gasum to the Global Compact network,” says Lenita Toivakka, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Finland.
“The UN Global Compact initiative is a globally well-known framework with universal principles. Commitment to the UN Global Compact is a natural extension to Gasum’s sustainability work. We promote climate change mitigation and the circular economy, and strive to be an accountable employer and business partner. We will continue to develop sustainability together with our employees, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders,” says Johanna Lamminen, Chief Executive Officer, Gasum.
The Global Compact is well aligned with Gasum’s existing support for other international frameworks concerning human and labor rights, such as the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP), OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the ILO Core Conventions on Labour Standards.
In addition, Gasum contributes to the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN 2030 Agenda that aim to meet the urgent environmental, social, and economic challenges facing our world. Gasum has defined the goals towards which the company contributes most in its operations, the most relevant SDGs being Goal 7 (Affordable and cleaner energy), Goal 8 (Decent work and economic growth), Goal 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure), Goal 11 (Sustainable cities and communities), Goal 12 (Responsible consumption and production) and Goal 13 (Climate action).