Firm joins call for fairer world
A Bath-based energy supplier Pure Planet has joined some of the world’s largest businesses in tackling the global challenges the world is facing.
The energy provider has now signed a United Nations pledge as well as the UN Global Compact – a commitment to support human rights, labour, anti-corruption and the environment.
Pure Planet CEO Andrew Ralston joined almost 1,300 other business leaders signing a statement reaffirming those commitments in the wake of global disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
He said:“the Covid-19 pandemic has seen a retreat from global cooperation, compounding global crises including climate change.
“Proactively signing up to the statement challenges us to live up to the commitments of the UN Global Compact through the culture we build and nurture at Pure Planet. We believe our firm commitment to these values is emphasised by our mission to make Britain renewable, progressive and flexible employment policies which include equal leave for parents of any gender, unlimited holiday, flexible working practices and carbon offsetting for all employees commutes.
“This has seen us named as the second best smaller company to work for in the UK and the best of any size in South West England in the Best 100 small companies 2020 list, compiled by Best Companies and The Sunday Times.”
The UN statement is endorsed by CEOS of global brands such as Unilever, Microsoft and Mastercard. Pure Planet is one of only two Ukbased energy suppliers to sign.
It states: “We, the business peoples, recognise that peace, justice and strong institutions are beneficial to the long-term viability of our organisations and are foundational for upholding the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS).
“Now is our opportunity to learn from our collective experiences to realign behind the mission of the UN and steer our world onto a more equitable, inclusive and sustainable path..”
The statement was presented to UN Secretary-general António Guterres by Sanda Ojiambo, the CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, during a meeting of the Private Sector Forum to commemorate the UN’S 75th anniversary. Of the firms backing the statement, Ms Ojiambo said: “We deeply appreciate their commitment to global cooperation at a pivotal time for the UN and the world at large.”