Walter Pack has solidified its commitment to ethical business practices by joining the United Nations Global Compact, a far-reaching global initiative endorsed by the UN. This initiative champions sustainability as its core objective, striving to align organizations with the 10 Universal Principles encompassing Human Rights, Labor Standards, Environmental Stewardship, and Anti-Corruption Measures.
This decision marks another significant stride in Walter Pack’s dedication to an alternative management model founded on justice, social economy, and fair and sustainable human development. These values form the bedrock of the organizational ethos represented by NER Group.
"At Walter Pack, we have taken a significant step in our commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility by joining the United Nations Global Compact. This decision reflects our dedication to an alternative management model based on justice, social economics, and sustainable human development, which are the fundamental pillars of NER Group. We are ready to embrace these commitments and collaborate closely with other organizations sharing similar objectives through the Global Compact. We believe that together we can make a difference and contribute to the achievement of a fairer and more sustainable world." - Miguel Bernar, CEO of Walter Pack
Walter Pack’s adherence to the Global Compact stems from a thoughtful process following its participation in a training course organized by the UN Forum in Spain, which engaged approximately 2,300 individuals from the SME sector. This course, the first of its kind in our region, served to outline the commitments in corporate sustainability that organizations must embrace. It shed light on the principles by which businesses should conduct their operations within the four reference areas.
With this commitment, Walter Pack explicitly undertakes to uphold the 10 Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, which derive from four key international documents: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention against Corruption. These 10 Principles are as follows:
1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally recognized fundamental Human Rights within their sphere of influence.
2. Ensure that their businesses are not complicit in Human Rights abuses.
3. Uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
4. Support the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor.
5. Advocate for the abolition of child labor.
6. Promote the elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation.
7. Maintain a preventive approach to environmental challenges.
8. Encourage initiatives that promote greater environmental responsibility.
9. Advance the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
10. Work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
The United Nations Global Compact not only signifies a clear commitment to these principles but also provides training programs and tools to effectively advance gender equality, combat all forms of discrimination, and promote decent work, among many other goals. It also invites its members to become part of a networking community that fosters interaction among organizations with similar objectives and interests.
This document is in alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals established for the year 2030.