The Qatar Chamber joins the United Nations Global Compact
The Qatar Chamber has joined the UNGC, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, according to Rabaa Hassan al-Juma, United Nations Senior Stakeholder Advisor and Global Compact (UNGC) Country Manager in Qatar and Qatar. Kuwait.
Al-Juma made the announcement during a meeting with the director general of the Qatar Chamber, Saleh bin Hamad al-Sharqi, held via video conference on Monday.
In a statement, the Speaker of the Qatar Chamber, Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani, said the Qatar Chamber, as a supporter of the Qatari private sector, was keen to join the UNGC. He stressed that the chamber would raise awareness among private sector companies of this global initiative and urge them to participate in the implementation of its 10 principles that promote better business practices in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and the fight against corruption.
Sheikh Khalifa said these principles are in line with Qatar’s National Vision 2030, which includes the pillars of human development, social development, economic development and environmental development.
He also said that the UNGC is a key initiative to encourage businesses around the world to embrace sustainability and social responsibility, stressing that it supports businesses in aligning their strategies and operations with 10 principles.
For his part, al-Sharqi underscored the chamber’s keenness to be part of this global initiative, which stemmed from its firm belief in the UNGC’s 10 principles on human rights, labor, environment and Development.
Al-Sharqi highlighted the chamber’s concern for commitment to sustainable development criteria, indicating that sustainability has become of great importance in all economic sectors.
“We will work to support UNGC principles and initiatives that reinforce the Sustainable Development Goals by hosting business seminars and workshops to raise awareness of sustainability, as well as encourage businesses to embrace relevance in their activities,” al-Sharqi added.
Al-Juma praised the chamber for joining the UNGC, citing the prominent role it can play as an incubator for the Qatari private sector by urging Qatari businesses to align their operations and strategies with the UNGC 10 principles.
She expressed hope for further cooperation with the Qatar Chamber, noting that the initial cooperation will take place in May through a virtual meeting for the UNGC with the participation of the Qatar and Kuwait chambers.