Today is United Nations Day – Learn how Iver works with the global goals

24 October 2023 / News

UN Day on October 24th is not just a day to celebrate, it is a reminder of our shared responsibility for a sustainable future. Halfway into the implementation of Agenda 2030, the world is not moving in the right direction. At Iver, we take our responsibility in this matter very seriously. As members of the UN Global Compact, we are determined to contribute to a better world.

Amanda Sangemark, from Group Sustainability at Iver, tells more about why Iver is a member of the UN Global Compact and how the global goals are integrated into our sustainability strategy.

The UN Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability network. Why is it important for Iver to be a member? 

The UN Global Compact membership provides us with guidance and a framework to follow. By applying the ten principles in our operations, we create better conditions for reaching global goals. Halfway into the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, it is clear that the world is not moving in the right direction, but, as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) reminds us, the good news is that every game is won in the second half. 
As a member of the UN Global Compact, Iver signs all of the UN's 17 goals. How are these goals used in our business? 

We focus on the goals that are most relevant to us as a business and the areas where we can make the biggest difference. In our assessment of each goal, we have identified six goals to which we actively contribute. We link these six goals to our focus areas within our sustainability strategy. 

  • Goal 5: Equality - We strive to increase the proportion of women at Iver and create an inclusive and welcoming workplace. 
  • Goal 7: Sustainable energy and Goal 13: Combat climate change - We streamline our energy use and promote climate-smart initiatives such as sustainable business travel. 
  • Goal 8: Decent working conditions - We offer a safe and tidy workplace with training and development opportunities. 
  • Goal 12: Sustainable consumption and production - We extend the life cycle of IT hardware and encourage our suppliers to be sustainable. 
  • Goal 16: Peace, justice, and strong institutions - We have zero tolerance for corruption, continuously train our employees, and ensure information security and customer integrity. 

A sustainable IT service delivery is about more than just the green transition; what do we mean by that? 

Our sustainability strategy creates positive results for both Iver and society. It balances the needs of our stakeholders and helps us minimize risks and identify business opportunities. Of course, it is about being part of the solution to the climate crisis. But sustainable IT service delivery is about more than just the green transition; our strategy also considers our social and financial responsibility. It ensures that we integrate sustainability work into all aspects of our business.


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