Menzies joins the United Nations Global Compact

7 September 2021

Menzies has joined the UN Global Compact and the Science Based Targets initiative to help our business contribute to a fairer, greener, world.

As a signatory to the UN Global Compact, we have committed to aligning strategies and operations with ten universal principles on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals. We will report progress to the UN across these areas annually.

We launched our sustainability strategy earlier this year to ensure our business operates and grows responsibly and sustainably. The ambitions include building a diverse and balanced workforce and leadership team and adopting the highest ethical business and governance standards where we operate.

We’re also aiming to make 100% of our operations carbon neutral by 2033, the year of Menzies’ 200th anniversary. To track progress on reducing our emissions, we will establish science-based targets and create transparent plans for achieving these as part of the Science Based Targets initiative and the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign.

John Geddes, Corporate Affairs Director & Group Company Secretary, said: “We are making good progress in evolving how we operate and grow our business sustainably to uphold our responsibilities to people and the planet. Through our involvement in these global movements, we will implement a principles-based approach to doing business as well as develop transparent and tangible targets and plans of action for reducing emissions. We are at the start of our journey, however these initiatives demonstrate our commitment to embedding sustainability in all aspects of our business, to support the transition to a low-carbon economy and create a fairer future.”