Quayclean becomes a UNGC signatory

Quayclean Australia has signed the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative launched by the United Nations which aims to motivate organisations worldwide to embrace sustainable and socially accountable policies and behaviours.

It draws its foundation from 10 universal principles encompassing areas such as human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption.

Entities that engage in the UNGC pledge to embed these principles into their strategies and operations have an obligation to provide annual reports detailing their progress in implementing these principles.

By affiliating with the UNGC, organisations showcase their dedication to ethical business practices and contribute to the United Nations’ broader objectives of sustainable development and social responsibility.

This year marks the halfway point since the 36 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were established and academics have, concerningly, reported that only two of these goals were on track to be reached by the 2030 deadline.

The only goals on target are access to mobile networks and internet usage.

Eight targets – reducing greenhouse gas emissions, threatened species, fossil fuel subsidies, the number of unsentenced detainees, enhancing economic growth, vaccine coverage, sustainable fishing, and food security – were deteriorating.

A further 12 targets had limited or no progress, including poverty, safe drinking water and ecosystem conversation, while 14 other targets had made “fair progress” which the academics said could be reached with more effort.

Quayclean CEO, Mark Piwkowski, was alarmed by the academics report and said it was the company’s mission to take steps within the business to make a positive contribution towards the 2030 deadline.

“It is Quayclean’s goal for the world to be a better place because of the steps and initiatives we have introduced across the business,” said Piwkowski.

“We see our role with our clients as more than just providing cleaning and waste management services. We are committed to providing an increasingly sustainable service.

“As a business, we have implemented several changes in our operations in equipment, cars, chemicals, water use and waste management to support our commitment to environmental sustainability” he added.

Piwkowski also said Quayclean was excited to partner with Carbon Consultancy ‘South Pole’ to assist the company on its journey towards carbon neutrality.

“Our first task is measuring our carbon footprint across Scopes 1, 2 and 3, while creating and implementing an Emissions Reduction Strategy,” explained Piwkowski.

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