The sustainable textile material company Spinnova has become a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. With more than 14,000 companies and over 3,000 non-business organizations in over 160 countries, the UNGC, New York/USA, promotes the ecological, social, and economic responsibility of companies and non-business organizations.
The initiative requires commitment to its 10 universally accepted principles and calls for action in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By signing the UNGC letter of commitment, Spinnova Oy, Jyväskylä/Finland, commits to sustainable principles and improvement in human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.
»Our sustainable fiber innovation supports several of the Sustainable Development Goals and committing to the compact’s principles on a concrete level comes naturally for us. It’s an honor to make this pledge and stand alongside the United Nations and the community around it.«
Janne Poranen CEO and co-founder of Spinnova
The commitment means Spinnova integrates the UN Global Compact and its principles to its strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations, and engages in collaborative projects that advance the broader development goals of the UN, particularly the SDGs. To support public accountability and transparency, Spinnova also commits to reporting on its progress within one year of joining the compact, and annually thereafter.