Greenstone has published its annual Communication on Progress (COP) to the UN Global Compact. Through this COP report, Greenstone reaffirms its commitment to making the UN Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of its company.
At Greenstone, we understand that we play a role in helping organisations to meet many of the UN’s goals and objectives, including the ten principles of the UN Global Compact (UNGC). Greenstone has been a participant of the UN Global Compact since 2013 and actively uses and promotes the UN Global Compact Principles as a standard for our clients and are dedicated to improving the transparency of corporate reporting in the 4 key areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.
Greenstone also promotes engagement with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) across our client base and in our software solutions. In addition, Greenstone is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and enables other organisations to engage with the principles through our sustainability software solutions.
Since our last submission, Greenstone has had its 2030 science-based emissions reduction target formally approved, as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This demonstrates our dedication to reducing our carbon footprint and overall environmental impact.
As a next step to this commitment, Greenstone has announced that in 2021 we will put a strategy in place to ensure Greenstone becomes a net-zero business. Although we already have a relatively low carbon-impact, we are fully committed to providing carbon-neutral software and services to our clients in the future.
To read our Communication on Progress, visit Greenstone’s page on the UNGC website.
For more information on the UN Global Compact, visit: www.unglobalcompact.org