We are delighted to share our 2019 Communication on Progress demonstrating many of the ways in which our Firm and our people have supported the UN Global Compact in the past year.
By leveraging our global footprint and extensive resources, we are proud to make a lasting difference to many of today's social and economic challenges.
Speaking about the report launch, Jaime Trujillo, Acting Global Chair, said: "At a time of environmental, social and geopolitical uncertainty — with mounting inequality and the increasingly tangible effects of climate change being felt — we believe that businesses must take a central role in fostering stability and championing accountability.
"Our clients and our people believe this as well. They look to us to play our part as an ethical and responsible business — from fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where we invest in the development and wellbeing of our people, to working to reduce our carbon emissions, and using our skills, creativity and influence to help solve some of the biggest challenges facing the world today."
This is why we remain committed to the UN Global Compact's (UNGC) Ten Principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. These principles are embodied in our core purpose and culture, and guide what we do.
This year, we are also taking steps to align our global strategy with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Aligning with the SDGs not only provides us with a comprehensive framework to advance our CSR efforts, it also gives us an opportunity to partner with likeminded people — from our clients, governments, multilateral organizations and civil society — and work together to realize the vision of a sustainable world.