United Nations Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a call to companies to align their business strategies and operations with ten universal principles on human rights, labor, the environment and more, and to take actions to advance societal goals. Currently, more than 14,000 companies in 160 countries participate in the Compact, including EnerSys.
EnerSys is proud to be a recently approved participant in the UNGC, and we view this as a crucial milestone in advancing our sustainability efforts. We support the ten UNGC principles, as well as the seventeen U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are fully aligned with EnerSys core values. We aim to leverage the UNGC and the SDGs to further the transition to a low-carbon, clean energy future everywhere, for everyone.
UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member states in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and for future generations. At the core of this agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all developed and developing countries in a global partnership to tackle climate change, end poverty, improve health and education, reduce inequalities and spur economic growth.
EnerSys supports the SDGs and is committed to utilizing our products, operations, community outreach and workplace to contribute to the extent possible. We are able and committed to positively impacting the SDGs through actions that will make the world a better place. We believe the following are the top three SDGs on which we have the most impact:
• SDG 7: Affordable & Clean Energy
• SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
• SDG 13: Climate Action
Throughout this report, we highlight the EnerSys programs, products and initiatives that further global toward progress our commitment toward these SDGs and are recognizing contributions and implementing change to help ease the world’s most pressing challenges.