Companhia Docas do Rio de Janeiro becomes part of the largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative in the world
The Companhia Docas do Rio de Janeiro has just joined the Brazil Network of the Global Compact, an initiative of the United Nations (UN) to mobilize the business community in the adoption and promotion, in its business practices, of Ten Principles universally accepted in the areas of human rights , work, environment and fight against corruption. With the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Global Compact also assumed the mission of engaging the private sector in this new agenda.
CDRJ has been working to become a sustainable company that reconciles economic, social and environmental interests. The projects listed in the Company's 2021-2025 Strategic Plan were conceived to support the company's Strategic Objectives and are aligned with the SDGs adherent to its areas of influence.
Created in 2000, the Global Compact was conceived by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and gives members access to tools that will contribute to expanding the CDRJ's involvement with sustainability issues and discussions in the area. It also makes it possible to participate in local and international programs, including thematic groups that lead projects in the areas of Water, Food and Agriculture, Anti-corruption, Human Rights and Labor, Energy and Climate and ODS. With more than 17 thousand participants in almost 170 countries, the initiative has more than 1300 members in Brazil, a country that has the third largest network in the world.
By joining the Global Compact, we commit to reporting annually on our progress against the 10 principles. Thus, the initiative encourages the constant evolution of internal sustainability practices. Companies that want to take part can find more information at www.pactoglobal.org.br.