DKSH has joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative, the largest corporate responsibility initiative in the world, further strengthening its commitment to sustainability.
Zurich, May 30, 2022 – DKSH, the trusted partner for companies seeking to grow their businesses in Asia and beyond, has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible business practices.
Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 15,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 70 Local Networks.
Antonio Hautle, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein, said: “Companies who integrate the social, economic, and ecologic dimensions in their business model will be successful in the long term. We warmly welcome DKSH in our UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein. We are looking forward to supporting DKSH’s sustainability journey and making use of their knowledge and expertise to jointly bring forward the UN Agenda 2030 with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.”
Stefan P. Butz, CEO DKSH, commented: “We are proud to join thousands of other companies in taking responsible business action to create a better world. This is a strong demonstration of our belief that sustainability is about collaboration across industries and markets. As a participant of the UN Global Compact, we are committed to aligning our strategy and operations with ten universally accepted principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption, as well as taking actions in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”