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Grouphorse joins UN Global Compact

Updated:April 10, 2017

Grouphorse was officially approved to join the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) at UN headquarters on April 10, making itself the second Chinese member of the UNGC.

The UNGC is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative that mobilizes companies to align strategies and operations with ten universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, while taking actions that advance societal goals.

The UNGC was announced by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the World Economic Forum in 1999 and was officially launched at UN Headquarters in New York in July 2000.

“The Global Compact asks companies to adopt universal principles and to partner with the United Nations. It has become a major platform for the UN in establishing effective relationships with leading global companies,” said Ban Ki-moon, then Secretary-General of the UN.

Ban Ki-moon, then UN Secretary-General, attends an event celebrating the 15th anniversary of the UNGC. (Source: UNGC website)

Grouphorse Chairman Tang Xing was invited to attend the conference for International Mother Language Day held at UN headquarters in March 2017. After that, he wrote to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, saying that Grouphorse Group would like to join the UNGC. When meeting with officials at UN headquarters, Tang said that Grouphorse would be committed to incorporating the UNGC and the ten principles into its business strategies and culture.

Ban Ki-moon, then UN Secretary-General, and representatives of UNGC participants. (Source: UNGC website)

Grouphorse shares UNGC’s value and principles and is ready to provide high-end services, do business responsibly and take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals.

Grouphorse supports public accountability and transparency, and commits to reporting on progress of sustainable development annually to the UN headquarters.

Grouphorse is in the UNGC participant list. (Source: UNGC website)