, New-York, US, Sept 25 – Safaricom has been recognised as a Global Compact LEAD company for its ongoing commitment to the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business.
Announced at UN Headquarters in New York during the UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit 2018, Safaricom was identified as being among the highest-engaged participants of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.
“LEAD companies represent the highest level of engagement with the UN Global Compact. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and creating the world we want will not happen without bold action from the responsible business community. We need companies like those recognised today as LEAD to be an inspiration to other companies, large and small, across the world”, said Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact.
Safaricom Chief Executive Bob Collymore says the company included principle-based approach to sustainability from 2016 as part of its approach towards taking shared responsibility for achieving long-term desirable results.
“We began the process of integrating 9 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into our business operations in 2016 and our business sustainability framework is now anchored around the SDGs”, said Bob Collymore, Safaricom CEO.
The telco has been recognised for demonstrating its commitment to the UN Global Compact this year by participating in Action Platforms on health, climate change, business for humanitarian action and decent work.
The company joins corporates like Unilever, Accenture and Nestle among others who have all been named Global Compact LEAD companies.