AYMA JOINS THE CAMPAIGN #ALIADOSDELOSODS OF THE GLOBAL COMPACT SOANISH NETWORK
On the occasion of the 4th anniversary of the approval of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), AYMA has joined #aliadosdelosODS to help spread these Objectives of the United Nations, in collaboration with the Spanish Network of the Global Compact, to which the initiative belongs. The goal is to contribute, from its own commitment of actions with the SDGs, and to be a loud voice to make the Agenda become known and acted upon.
On April 20, 2018, AYMA joined the UN Global Compact, the largest worldwide sustainability initiative. Since the approval of Agenda 2030 in 2015, in addition to its promotion of the Ten Principles, it has worked to align its corporate management with SDGs, where it finds new business opportunities, improves relationships with its interest groups and promotes innovation.
AYMA’s commitment in its 2019 CSR strategy has focused on interiorizing the values of its Declaration of Sustainability:
- Sustainable preventative action. In the development of its business activity, AYMA always promotes acting preventatively, transparently and minimizing economic, social and environmental risks.
- Value creation. AYMA considers the spreading of sustainability to be a key factor in client relationships, suppliers, partners and other groups of interest.
- Environment. AYMA includes the environmental variable in decision-making processes and in business operations with the goal of reducing its environmental footprint.
- Commitment to people. AYMA promotes dialogue between employees and/or partners, creating a healthy environment that is free of discrimination and attracts and promotes talent with a long-term vision.
- Innovation. AYMA believes innovation in technology, operations and project design are pillars of competitiveness, as well as the search for sustainable solutions.
Our company’s work on awareness has allowed us to lay the foundation for integrating the SDGs and aligning with Agenda 2030, which will be included in AYMA’s 2020 Action Plan.
The initiative #aliadosdelosODS is a communication campaign coordinated by the Global Compact Spanish Network. Its launching coincides with the fourth anniversary of the approval of Agenda 2030 on the 25th of September, 2015, while the United Nations celebrates a large international event to review the achievements of the past four years and launches new initiatives.
With these types of actions, the Global Compact Spanish Network and its company members also seek to contribute to the country’s goal established by the High Commissioner for Agenda 2030 reporting to the Presidency of the Spanish Government, that all citizens know about the SDGs by the year 2020.
Promoting contribution of companies to sustainable development
Four years ago, the General Assembly of the United Nations approved Agenda 2030 with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by a unanimous vote from its 193 participating countries, among which is Spain. “No one will be left behind” is the agreement’s pledge. The SDGs seek to put an end to poverty and hunger, reduce inequality and tackle urgent challenges like climate change.
To achieve such ambitious goals, the Agenda made agreements for the necessary participation from everyone: governments, companies, civil society and citizens from all over the world. Its strength comes from the universal nature of the agreement and from the ambition of its 169 goals. Achieving them requires unprecedented effort on the part of all sectors of society; and companies play a very important role in fulfilling in this objective. Achieving the SDGs requires combining a push from the public sector, from companies, from investors and from civil society.
For the first time, the United Nations recognizes companies as a fundamental agent in pursuing its global Objectives: “Private business activity, investment and innovation are the greatest drivers of productivity, inclusive economic growth and job creation. We encourage all companies to use their innovation and creativity to solve problems related to sustainable development,” said by the international organization itself.
The Global Compact Spanish Network
The UN Global Compact is an international initiative whose mission is to generate an international movement of sustainable companies to create a world we want to live in. Its strength lies in its unequalled ability to unite companies and other players that work to promote sustainable development: governments, civil society and the United Nations. With more than 12,500 member entities in more than 160 countries, it is the largest corporate social responsibility initiative in the world. Moreover, it has a mandate from the UN to promote Sustainable Development Goals in the private sector.
The UN Global Compact has been operating in Spain through the Spanish Network since 2004. It is the local network with the most signatory participants and is positioned at the top of different UN Global Compact networks on a global level. It currently has 1,542 member entities, 669 of which are partners.