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BDO joins United Nations Global Compact

05 August 2021

BDO in Georgia continues to integrate sustainable development principles into the company business model and joins the United Nations Global Compact (UNDC).

With this step we declare that we take responsibility to act according to the UNGC 10 principles in the fields of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and contribute to the delivery of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Zurab Lalazashvili, Managing Partner of BDO says: "Sustainability matters have long been the foundation of all material corporate decisions made by us as an organization. In fact UNGC membership is a logical and important progression of BDO’s cherished mission of 21 years - helping our communities thrive. My understanding is that for businesses to realize how much we can contribute to delivering the SDGs on economic, social and ecological levels, will most likely shape our future. And if we want to make sure to provide a decent future for the next generations, we need to prompt major changes, revaluations if you will, of attitudes. Tackling sustainability issues on a bigger scale seems only realistic through the strong network of competent players. The UNGC offers a powerful platform for this which I believe will help us contribute to solutions on a global level.“

UN Global Compact is the world's largest initiative for companies that acknowledge their overall social responsibility and contribute to the development of markets for the benefit of the economy and society through the development, implementation, and dissemination of responsible corporate governance. Discussions, sharing experience and best practices among the members can make real progress towards a sustainable future.

By joining the UN Global Compact, BDO joins the companies and organizations across the globe who proclaim their responsibility to introduce 10 universal sustainability principles in everyday work and commit to the delivery of UN’s 17 SGDs.

We recognize the importance of these interdependent goals and declare that at this point BDO can make our most significant contribution towards the achievement of eight of them and present the progress report according to the international standards. Approaches pertinent to these eight goals are already part of how we work and are subject to proper measurement and monitoring to make sure we always walk the talk.

Here are the SDGs we currently commit to as an organization:

SDG 1: No poverty

SDG 2: Zero hunger

SDG 3: Good health and well-being

SDG 4: Quality education

SDG 5: Gender equality

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

SDG 15: Life on land

Apart from the proclaimed commitments, BDO offers professional support to businesses who are willing to introduce sustainability principle in their everyday work.

We will be offering companies our help to obtain more information on how to ensure compliance with SDGs, develop sustainability KPIs and implement integrated reporting to be able to provide quality information on their work to the stakeholders.