ITG joined the corporate responsibility initiative of the United Nations Global Compact-Lebanon
December 03, 2015 - Beirut, Lebanon
On December 2015, ITG signed its commitment to the United Nations Global Compact-Lebanon (UNGC), by joining its corporate responsibility initiative, to fully support the UNGC ten principles in the fields of Human Rights, Labor, Environment and Fighting Corruption.
The UNGC is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. With over 8,400 corporate participants and 4,000 other stakeholders, UNGC is the largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world.
ITG is now committed to make the UNGC ten principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of the company. It will also communicate with its stakeholders all the efforts made to engage with the UNGC, through an annual Communication on Progress (COP) report, which describes the company’s efforts to implement those principles.
The Global Compact Network-Lebanon was launched on September 3, 2015, at the Olayan School of Business (OSB), American University of Beirut (AUB), in the presence of UNGC executives, as well as representatives from the Lebanese companies, members of the UNGC. ITG HR and Marcom teams were present at this event.
During the opening ceremony, AUB President Fadlo R. Khuri said “I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past”, quoting Thomas Jefferson. “Our aim is a future society beyond corruption and questions of integrity”, he added.
Keynote speaker Adnan Kassar, chairman and general manager of Fransabank mentioned in his intervention, “A company’s role is not just to grow itself, but involves a duty to contribute to social development as well.”
A panel discussing “How organizations are aligning efforts with UNGC”, grouped executives from Lebanese members of UNGC-Lebanon, and shared their experiences in integrating the 10 principles into daily operations and the challenges and opportunities encountered throughout their journey.
About United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
The United Nations Global Compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals.
The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. With over 8,400 corporate participants and 4,000 other stakeholders, it is the largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world.
About Global Compact Network Lebanon
Global Compact Local Networks are located in over 88 countries and work to advance the initiative and its Ten Principles at the country level. The Global Compact Network Lebanon will work closely with the United Nations Global Compact Headquarters to provide opportunities for learning, policy dialogue and partnership on the Ten Principles and UN goals in Lebanon.
About ITG (Holding)
Information Technology Group (ITG) is a Lebanese holding company. We combine an array of autonomous affiliates dedicated to providing a large portfolio of solutions and services in the MENA region, in the areas of hardware, system software, and application software, in addition to building automation and office solutions.
Being a highly diversified group, ITG’s professionals are specialized in numerous technological fields and business sectors. Strong with our established reputation, proven track-record, and our solid partnerships with leaders in the ICT industry, we can offer the full spectrum of solutions to most businesses, ranging from office furniture to the full-fledged data center.
ITG derives additional strength and reach thanks to its affiliation with the HOLCOM group of companies which has a 50 year history in diligently serving clients in the EMEA region with its 5,500 professionals.