ETSA supports the United Nations Global Compact!
Today 13 December, ETSA has summitted its sixth ever communication to the United Nations Global Compact. The UN Global Compact is an excellent opportunity to not only affirm our industry's commitment to sustainability but also underline what ETSA members have been doing on an individual level to embrace more sustainable practices. The UN Global Compact has four primary pillars, these are human rights (corporate social responsibility), labour, environment and anti-corruption.
Over the last two months, ETSA members have been communicating with us, their best practices and what they would like us to highlight and focus on when communicating to the United Nations. We would like to thank those who sent us their best practices, in particular the ETSA Communications Steering Committee and chair Marco Marcone. Everything from empowering women in companies, to extending the lifespan of textiles, to recycling and durability are discussed in our communication document.
With the United Nations COP26 in Glasgow taking place last November, the urgency with which the International community must act to tackle issues like climate change and achieve a more just society are evident. World leaders including President of the United States, Joseph Biden and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen repeatedly re-iterated the importance of the private sector in advancing common goals for improved sustainability and social responsibility.
At ETSA we are extremely proud that our members have gone above and beyond, finding new and innovative ways to tackle these most profound dilemmas. While we still have a way to go, and we must continuously stive to do better, we are most pleased to present to you our communication to the United Nations Global Compact. You can read the report yourself by clicking on the file embedded below.
To find out more about our members including suppliers, national associations and research institutes click here.
To find out more about our members including textile rental companies, national associations and research institutes click here.
To find out more about our members including textile rental companies and suppliers, click here.