Seventeen Mozambican companies join UN Global Pact

18 August 2006

Maputo, Mozambique, 18 Aug – Seventeen Mozambican companies have joined the Global Pact, an initiative set up by United Nations (UN) secretary general Kofi Annan, which aims to promote responsible world development and good cooperative citizenship, business sources said in Maputo.

Launched in July 2000, the initiative aims to encourage the alignment of business policies and practices with internationally and universally agreed values and objectives.

These are 10 universal principles derived from, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Declaration of the International Labor Organization on fundamental principles and rights at work, the Rio Declaration on the environment and the United Nations Anti-Corruption Convention.

Next Monday, the Mozambican capital will play host to a seminar on learning how to present annual communication of activities carried out by participating national companies.

The companies that have joined the Global Pact are, amongst others, mobile phone operator mCel, Motorcare-Moçambique, BCI Fomento, Ética Moçambique, South African company Unilever, soap manufacturer Lux, consulting company KPMG, BP- Moçambique, Mozal and Vidagás, an institution selling gas. (macauhub)