Chemonics is excited to share its first United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Communication on Progress. The company joined the UNGC in 2018 to reinforce its commitment to leadership in human rights, labor, environment, and anticorruption and ensure its work supports key United Nations goals.
“I joined Chemonics in 1992 and am so proud of how the company has grown and evolved throughout the years. One constant, however, is our commitment to quality and context. We do the best work possible for the stakeholders of the projects we lead,” said President and CEO Susanna Mudge.
As a new signatory to the UNGC, Chemonics is incorporating the compact’s Ten Principles for sustainability and corporate responsibility into its business strategies, policies, and procedures. The company communicates these principles to staff through its standards of business conduct, called Living Our Values, and its home- and field-office policy manuals, which guide its work internationally.
“Our global workforce shares a single mission: promoting meaningful change around the world to help people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. Solving complex development challenges provides that opportunity — and requires us to operate responsibly and sustainably,” Ms. Mudge said.
Chemonics’ first UNGC Communication on Progress explains the company’s priorities and processes as they relate to the compact, including specific actions taken between January 11, 2018 and January 10, 2019 that align with UNGC principles.
The company will continue to communicate its progress against the Ten Principles and report annually on its leadership, policies, and practices across human rights, labor, environment, and anticorruption.