The UN Global Compact is a corporate initiative that encourages organizations to establish and define strategies, policies, and procedures aligned with the Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.
Granite president Kyle Larkin says: "We are committed to making the UN Global Compact and its principles part of Granite's strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations. Granite is dedicated to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the UN, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals."
The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals are designed as a "blueprint to achieve a more sustainable future for all."
The goals were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 and serve as a universal call to action to end poverty and protect the planet.
Granite sustainability specialist Raven Adams says: "Aligning Granite's sustainability strategy with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals puts our efforts in the context of global sustainable development. As a provider of infrastructure solutions, Granite plays an important role in developing more sustainable and resilient communities for future generations."
Adam Roy Gordon, engagement director for UN Global Compact Network USA, says: "The UN Global Compact is pleased to welcome a commitment from Granite Construction to the secretary general endorsing the Ten Principles and the ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals and to do their part to create the world that we all want—a sustainable and equitable world for all.”