TES, a global leader in sustainable technology lifecycle services, has been accepted as a participant in the United Nations Global Compact. TES now joins a global network of more than 15,000 companies and 4,000 nonbusiness participants committed to building a sustainable future.
The UN Global Compact, a special initiative of the UN secretary-general’s office, is a call to action for companies around the world to align their operations and strategies with 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anticorruption.
The widespread adoption of the Compact, including the sustainable development goals that accompany its 10 principles, is intended to channel the efforts of the global business community to bring about a more sustainable future.
As a UN Global Compact signatory, TES claims yet another groundbreaking first within the sustainable technology lifecycle solutions industry. The move is in line with TES’s long-time commitment to sustainability.
“It is our mission to lead action on sustainable development and climate change,” says Alvin Piadasa, TES’s group sustainability director. “TES, being a young company, was not in existence when the United Nations Global Compact was formed 21 years ago. We are now the largest sustainable technology lifecycle services provider globally,” adds Piadasa. “As a leader in this industry, we feel duty bound to commit to the UN Global Compact’s 10 principles and add TES’s brand to the thousands of other leading companies united in the business of building a better world for future generations.”
As part of its UN Global Compact efforts, TES will engage with some of the 69 local networks created to support and uphold the principles and goals of the compact. More information on the compact can be found on the UN Global Compact website (globalcompact.org) and across its social media platforms.
Moving the needle on sustainability and climate change are embedded in TES’s vision, mission and core values, and such changes are key performance indicators (KPIs) for the company. Claims of supporting the evolution of a circular economy ring hollow if there is limited focus on actions to address human rights, labor, anticorruption, and environmental issues.
TES’s mission is to make a decade of difference, and the company has included this as part of its mission statement since 2020. Its new UN Global Compact status is another critical step on that journey.