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Chemonics Publishes New UNGC Communication on Progress

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Chemonics details the purposeful steps it has taken to protect the environment, counter corruption, bolster human rights, and create an inclusive working environment in 2019.

Chemonics is proud to publish its second United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Communication on Progress. The report shares the company’s progress in integrating ethical and sustainable principles into its business strategy, processes, and culture between January 2019 and January 2020.

The UNGC seeks to mobilize a global movement of ethically minded companies by calling on businesses everywhere to align their operations with the U.N.’s 10 universally accepted principles in the fields of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

“Commitment and respect for human rights, ethics, transparency, governance, and our environment are more than policies and practices. At Chemonics, these are rooted in our unwavering resolve to work better, driven by a conviction that the world must be better,” said President and CEO Susanna Mudge.

The report outlines Chemonics’ long-standing commitment to acting ethically and details two important areas of focus for 2019: promoting a safe, abuse-free environment for all people and championing diversity and inclusion within the organization.

Covering everything from Chemonics’ new Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse Prevention and Response Toolkit to the creation of new employee resource groups, the report curates new and important steps the company has taken to advance societal goals.

“2020 ushers in a new decade of action to deliver the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Chemonics’ work contributes to progress towards achieving the SDGs. This report demonstrates our deep-seated commitment to constantly improve how we work to deliver better results and accelerate SDG progress,” said Jeffrey Wuorinen, senior vice president for Water, Energy, and Sustainable Cities and United Kingdom business unit.

Chemonics has committed to communicating its progress against the Ten Principles and will report annually on its leadership, policies, and practices across human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

Read Chemonics’ UNGC Communication on Progress and find out more about the UNGC.