A lot of our key activities are in the area of environment. By promoting climate-smart economy, people in developing and emerging economies not only have the opportunity to develop and implement sustainable development practices, but also incorporate them into their business activities. The aim is to promote environmentally and climatically sustainable economic growth that integrates the low-income population while protecting them from environmental and health damage as well as the negative effects of climate change.
In 2018, Swisscontact formalized its commitment to safeguard the environment in an Environmental Policy. The new policy sets Swisscontact’s institutional framework to protect the environment in all its operations, to improve awareness among employees about the environmental impact of their actions, and sets priorities to improve the institution’s footprint such as the need to minimise energy consumption.
Read our full Communication on Engagement with the United Nations Global Compact for the period 31 October 2016 – 31 October 2018. We welcome feedback on its contents.