Corporate Responsibility

Univar becomes signatory of UN Global Compact

Univar, a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today that it has become a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.  Through this commitment, Univar further aligns its sustainability strategy with the ten UNGC principles around environmental, labor, human rights and anti-corruption issues.

“This is another step forward in our journey to build a more sustainable future and is a further demonstration of our commitment to embed sustainability throughout our company,” said David Jukes, president and chief executive officer.  “Univar advocates for sustainable business practices across our value chain and we look forward to working with the other 12,000 UNGC signatories to advance a broad range of corporate social responsibility initiatives.”

Under the compact, companies are brought together with United Nations agencies, labor groups and civil society, with the aim of facilitating the adoption of social and environmental norms into global business practices through learning and dialogue. 

“Univar is excited to be part of the largest corporate social responsibility initiative in the world and we look forward to annually communicating our actions and progress against the UNGC principles,” said Phil Hockaday, vice president, global environmental, health and safety.  “By combining the moral authority and convening power of the UN with the private sector’s solution-finding strengths, the UNGC aims to be a voluntary yet accountable multi-stakeholder forum.”