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Italian Exhibition Group Joins UN Global Compact

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(PRESS RELEASE) RIMINI– Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) has become an official participant in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, which was launched in 1999 by the then-UN Secretary General Kofi Anan. IEG thus becomes the main Italian trade show company adhering to the UN Global Compact, and just one of three trade show organisers worldwide to have adopted the initiative’s standards.

Becoming a UN Global Compact participant is a natural evolution for IEG. With Corporate Social Responsibility being a cornerstone element of its group agenda, priority is given to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as the Italian Exhibition Group interconnects with all those Goals and support social cohesion, cultural comprehension and sound development based on principles of sustainability.

It is worth noting that through CIBJO’s partnership, IEG is participating to the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).  IEG distinguishes itself as the trade show organiser promoting and providing educational services and programmes related to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability within the jewellery, precious metal and gemstone supply chain, in support of the UN’s development programme and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

As a voluntary initiative, the UN Global Compact commits its participants from the private sector to operate according to four fundamental pillars: respect of human rights, adherence to fair labour principles, environmental sustainability, and the battle against corruption.  These are expressed in ten principles that participating companies and organisations must adopt and respect in their own approach to business.

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By becoming a participant in the UN Global Compact, IEG joins10,000 companies and 3,000 non-profit organisations worldwide. The initiative is currently present in more than 170 countries. 

Through its participation in the UN Global Compact, IEG endeavours to ensure that, as a strategic principle, it will promote and support the protection of the environment, combat challenges related to climate change and the depletion of natural resources, work to develop fair and safe working conditions, eliminate the gender gap, and to provide better work opportunities for younger employees.  By joining the UN Global Compact’s international community, it will help advance these goals on a worldwide scale.

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