UAE’s Emirates and dnata have joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a voluntary global initiative that promotes responsible business practices and the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As participants of the UNGC, Emirates, and dnata commit to implementing the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption, and to report its progress on these efforts annually.
According to the statement, the Emirates Group will benefit from access to the UNGC’s extensive tools and resources to engage with its employees across the globe and improve their learning and training in Sustainability.
H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, of Emirates Airline and Group, said that, “In the UAE’s Year of Sustainability, we are pleased to join the United Nations Global Compact, which is another step forward in the Emirates Group’s efforts to embed sustainable and responsible business practices across our operations.”
“Emirates and dnata have always taken a balanced approach to growth. Reflecting Dubai and the UAE’s long-term vision, we are tireless in our pursuit of excellence and progress, and we embrace the values of tolerance and respect. We will continue to invest in technologies, people, and partnerships to improve our business performance, expand our positive impact on the communities we serve, and minimize our environmental impact,” Sheikh Ahmed added.
“Enriching and supporting communities, Emirates, and dnata regularly mobilize resources for humanitarian relief efforts which in 2022 included initiatives for the floods in Pakistan, and earthquake in Turkey-Syria,” as per the statement.
Through the Emirates Airline Foundation and dnata4good, Emirates and dnata work with NGOs to provide those in need with access to education, shelter, food, and clean water.
The Group contributes to the future of aviation and travel by building human capital and supporting innovation platforms. Emirates’ active global sponsorships calendar brings fans and communities together, promotes sports, and helps provide future sports stars with opportunities, according to the statement.
The Emirates Group, comprising Emirates and dnata and their subsidiaries, is a world-leading presence in aviation and travel services.
Through their global operations, Emirates and dnata generate direct and indirect employment for hundreds of thousands of people, connect businesses to opportunities in a global marketplace, and provide international mobility for people to pursue work, family and personal enrichment goals.