Nestlé Pakistan has won the First Prize for ‘Living the Global Compact Best Practices Sustainability Award 2019’, in the category of multinational companies and declared the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Champion at the business sustainability moot and award ceremony, hosted by the UN Global Compact Network Pakistan.
This is the fourth consecutive time that Nestlé Pakistan has been recognized for its continuous commitment towards contributing to healthier future in line with SDGs and the ten principles of the UN Global Compact embedded in the way it conducts business.
Nestlé Pakistan declared SDG Champion, wins 1st Prize at UN Global Compact Business Sustainability Award 2019 for the 4th consecutive time. This recognition is a testament to our CSV commitment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. https://t.co/Mm7mGiDJEg#UNGC #SDGs pic.twitter.com/zSD7GnqZzt
— Nestlé Pakistan (@nestlepakistan) February 26, 2020
The 10 principles of UN Global Compact were launched by the Secretary General of United Nation, Mr. Kofi Annan, in the year 2000. The purpose of these principles was to ask upon the business entities to uplift their social face by voluntarily subscribing to the 10 principles of UN Global Compact in the areas of Human Rights, Labour Rights, Environment and Anti-Corruption.
Today around 15,000 Business and nonbusiness Companies globally are signatory to the 10 principles of UNGC and are engaged in using these principles while implementing the United Nations SDGs for achieving Sustainable Development. Jumping on the bandwagon, the Business Community in Pakistan also responded to this call by the UN Secretary-General and have voluntarily subscribed to the 10 principles of UNGC showing their commitment to embrace them as tools of implementing the SDGs and attaining sustainable Business Development.
“It is an honour to be recognized by UNGC for the fourth time in a row. This not only shows Nestlé’s commitment and dedication to the SDGs but also motivates us further to continue our mission in line with UNGC principles,” said Waqar Ahmad, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Pakistan on the occasion. He added that Nestlé Pakistan was playing its role in community engagement and enhancement through various programs for its focus areas.
“Nestlé believes in the philosophy of creating shared value (CSV). Our purpose is to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future and hence CSV is embedded in our business model, where direct engagement and support to communities is extended across the value chain,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Nestlé for Healthier Kids program (N4HK), a global initiative that empowers parents, caregivers and educators to foster healthier eating, drinking and lifestyle habits among school-age children, has reached out to more than 220,000 kids and trained over 1100 teachers on nutrition in 280 schools, in collaboration with 10 educational partners, in line with SDG 3 & 17 – Good Health & Wellbeing and Partnership for Goals.
Amongst other initiatives, Nestlé Cares provided employees the opportunity to engage and assist underprivileged communities through direct and indirect participation. As a signatory to the Clean Green Pakistan initiative, the company planted more than 50,000 trees across operational sites in the country, apart from hosting cleaning activities in Lahore and Karachi that was participated by employees. We commend the company for its consistently maintained high standards!