Miele sustainability report is 'notable'

UN Global Compact cites Miele for exemplary reporting

Gütersloh, (PresseBox) - The domestic appliance manufacturer Miele was recently praised by the UN Global Compact initiative. As a corporate member of Global Compact, Miele is under obligation to report annually on the status of its activities. The current sustainability report fulfills this obligation. It contains a clear commitment to the 10 Global Compact principles from the fields of human rights, labour conventions, environmental protection and fighting corruption to which Miele wholeheartedly subscribes.

Miele's sustainability report has now been included in the list of 'noteable' Communications on Progress (COP). It is 'of outstanding quality', writes the Executive Director of the UN Global Compact office in New York, Georg Kell. The report serves as a 'an illustrative and inspirational example for other participants'. A Communication on Progress helps ensure the integrity of the Global Compact. 'We firmly believe that public accountability and transparency are crucial to any company's efforts to manage risks and opportunities.'

The Global Compact is both a code of conduct and a multinational network with the objective of contributing towards humane working conditions in the global economy. Miele has been supporting this global pact spanning companies and non-governmental organisations since 2004.

The organisation was founded in 1999 by the then Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan. Annan invited company managers to participate in an international initiative which would bring the representatives of private companies together with UN bodies, employee representatives and members of society in general to promote universally applicable social and environmental principles. The Global Compact today boasts almost 7000 members.


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