UN Global Compact’s Communication on Progress (COP) 2017-2018
NRS International has submitted its Communication on Progress (COP) report to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) for the period February 2017 to February 2018. UNGC is a UN initiative that encourages businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation through an annual COP.
NRS International’s COP 2017-2018 report discusses who we are, our work towards the 10 UNGC Principles and a more sustainable business, as well as our commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to our self-assessment, our COP meets all minimum requirements and qualifies for the GC Active Level.
Mainstreaming CSR throughout operations
Throughout the past year, our sustainable journey continued with the alignment of our business operations with the 17 SDGs, a set of globally agreed targets to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. We have also expanded our Corporate Social Responsibility teams in Dubai and Pakistan and were nominated as Steering Committee Members of the UN Global Compact Network within the United Arab Emirates for our commitment to sustainability, diversity and female empowerment, and core business values. We adhere to the UNGC’s principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions to embed them throughout our operations and supply chain.
To ensure a data-driven, measurable approach to sustainability, our subsidiary TANA Netting also published its first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in 2016. Using GRI’s social, economic and environmental indicators allows us to accurately chart our contribution towards the SDGs and to identify areas for improvement moving forward. We are currently in the process of publishing the second GRI Report (2017).
Aiming for the Global Compact advanced level
We aim to improve policy implementation and increase transparency to achieve the GC Advanced Level by February 2019. This aims to create a higher standard for corporate sustainability performance and disclosure based on the Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership and the UN Global Compact Management Model.
To download our full COP Report 2017-2018 in PDF format, click here.