July 8, 2016
The MPS software provider has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) for corporate sustainability.
The UNGC works to improve human rights globally, and has over 8,000 businesses involved and also 4,000 volunteers from outside the business world which are based in around 160 countries. The group has a list of principles that companies should abide to help “the global marketplace to be more socially and economically inclusive”.
PrintFleet said that they are committed to these 10 principles and will implement them in its “day-to-day operations”. The principles cover human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Some of these points include the eradication of child labour, forced and compulsory labour and discrimination. The UNGC also wants to “promote greater environmental responsibility” and develop technologies that help sustain the environment.
Chris McFarlane, President and CEO of PrintFleet, commented: “With offices in Zürich, Amsterdam, London, Versailles, KY and Kingston, Ontario, Canada, PrintFleet is an organisation that not only acts globally, but thinks globally, which is why we are thrilled to participate in and support the United Nations Global Compact initiative.
“Managed print services and indeed the imaging industry as a whole operates on a large, often global scale, from manufacturing to distribution to sales. In these endeavors and all aspects of our business, it is imperative we promote and maintain corporate sustainability in order to become better corporate citizens as well as global citizens.”
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