Thursday, 7th April, 2022

Cory joins United Nations responsible business initiative

Cory has today announced that it has joined the United Nations Global Compact and the UN Global Compact Network UK — a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible business practices.

The UN Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption, and to act in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 12,000 companies and 3,500 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and 69 Local Networks.

Helen Murphy, Cory’s Head of Sustainability, said: “We are acutely aware of the important role we play as part of the recycling and waste management sector – we are an organisation that can make a big difference to sustainability and responsible business. In line with our commitment to these principles and the work we are doing to implement them across our company, Cory is proud to join UN Global Compact.”

Steve Kenzie, Executive Director, UN Global Compact UK, said: "The core of the United Nations Global Compact’s mission is to support companies doing business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with ten universal principles on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. We also support business taking actions to advance the Sustainable Development Goals. We are delighted and encouraged by Cory’s endorsement of our initiative.”

Visit the UN Global Compact Network UK website to learn more about its workstream. Learn more about Cory’s latest sustainability work here.