October 04, 2017
| Zoetermeer (NL)
ORTEC joins UN Global Compact initiative
ORTEC announced today that it has officially joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative. ORTEC has signed a declaration to respect the UN Global Compact’s ten principles for corporate sustainability in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. In doing so the company has committed itself to supporting and promoting the principles.
Michael van Duijn, CEO of ORTEC: ”We view our commitment to join the UN Global Compact
initiative as a mandate to align our strategy and activities towards the sustainability goals and vision of the initiative. Since our foundation in 1981, ORTEC’s purpose has always been to improve the world using our passion for mathematics. We want to empower organizations globally with mathematical optimization technology and advanced analytics to optimize their world and contribute to a more sustainable society.
By joining the UN Global Compact initiative, we want to make a statement and lead by example with our own efforts in the field of sustainability. More than three years ago, ORTEC already reached Silver level in the EcoVadis sustainability assessment and started to communicate our sustainable results in a more consistent way. This led to the publication of the first sustainability report according to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines. Simultaneously, we ensured external assurance specifically for our efforts in reducing our energy use and related greenhouse gas emissions, by reaching CO2-performance ladder level 3 in 2015
Since then we have taken significant steps to further enhance our performance, but there is still room for improvement. We will continue to explore and implement initiatives to further improve our sustainability performance. By joining the UN Global Compact initiative, we will address the importance of a sustainable business and encourage others to take steps to a more sustainable world as well.”
The UN Global Compact
is a United Nations initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. The UN Global Compact is a principle-based framework for businesses, stating ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. The UN Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative with more than 9,000 companies in 163 countries.