The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate citizens’ initiative with thousands of business participants and civil society groups in more than 160 countries seeking to impact areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.
This project encourages participating companies to pursue two fundamental objectives: internalize the ten principles within the company’s strategies, policies, and operations; and undertake projects to advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) or Global Goals.
“With the effect of the pandemic, we saw the importance and relevance that companies would have in transforming working conditions and improving the quality of life of our employees. During the process we realized that contact with nature, exercise, good nutrition, empathy towards the environment, towards humanity and good governance is conducive to a healing, transformative and profound effect on the lives of all of us who are part of Ultimate Solutions, ” said Yoel Rivera, president of the company.
Rivera explained that Ultimate Solutions decided to make a Sustainability policy with what it learned from one of its resources Carllette Perez, who took an online course on the subject at Harvard University. In addition, this initiative was aligned with another business development course offered by the PRMSDC and sponsored by Johnson and Johnson.
“With all this we learned that although we have been working on several initiatives, the real result is achieved if we channel, formalize and measure our efforts. It is here that through the courses and friends of the architecture firm AD&V we learned about the effort of the voluntary initiative “United Nation Global Compact” that encourages companies around the world to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and report on their implementation. It has been a creative, entertaining process that aligns perfectly with the values of our company and that gives us a specific purpose of positively and proactively impacting our society and the environment,” concluded Rivera.
“We understand that implementation of universal principles into business is a long-term process, and encourage participants to follow a path of continuous improvement. This commitment requires the sustained support of leadership through ongoing activities and partnerships, as well as a company’s engagement in dialogues, willingness to learn and dedication to practical actions”, said Sanda Ojiambo, Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact in its welcome letter to our company.
The 17 Global Goals were established in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly as part of a plan to improve the future and make it more sustainable for humanity. It seeks to achieve them by 2030. These are the objectives:
- No Poverty
- Zero Hunger
- Good Health and Well-being
- Quality Education
- Gender Equality
- Clean Water and Sanitation
- Affordable and Clean Energy
- Decent Work and Economic Growth
- Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
- Reduced Inequality
- Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Responsible Consumption and Production
- Climate Action
- Life Below Water
- Life on Land
- Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
- Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Ultimate Solutions has developed a Sustainability Strategy to accomplish some of the Global Objectives with specific projects such as Recycling, Reforestation, Coastal Cleanup, Physical and Emotional Health, Gender Equality, Governance, among others.