Maritech joins the UN Global Compact
We are pleased to announce that Maritech has been accepted as a new participant in the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.
What is the UN Global Compact?
The organization was founded in 2000. Since then 11 600 companies from 156 countries have joined as participants. The initiative is a call to companies world-wide «to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption – and take actions that advance societal goals».
The UN Global Compact aim to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders, and supports companies to:
- Do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption; and
- Take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.
Sustainability in Maritech
As a leading software provider we are in a position where we see it as our duty, as well as a great opportunity, to help our customers to do more sustainable business. Some examples are optimization of transport capacity, sensor data from IoT, and improved production planning resulting in reduced waste and resource consumption. Our analytics tools provide valuable insights and our traceability solutions ensure food security and documentation throughout the value chain.
We applied to join the UN Global Compact to take our sustainability efforts to the next level, through specific projects, competence programs and cooperation with other companies. Together we can achieve more than what each of us can on our own. Furthermore, the UN Global Compact organization and their activity level has impressed us. We are thankful for the warm welcome we have received from the UN Global Compact Norway team, who are our primary contacts and represent an excellent resource for us.
As a part of our UN Global Compact participation, Maritech has joined the Sustainable Ocean Business Action Platform, where the aim is to support and potentially cooperate with other ocean related organizations in sustainability projects. The platform emphasizes the responsibility of businesses to take necessary actions to secure a healthy and productive ocean. We are currently in a planning and learning phase and will post new updates regarding our plans and actions from early 2021.