Healix International, the global travel risk management and international medical and security assistance provider, has signed up to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC); a voluntary commitment from businesses to act in an environmentally and socially responsible way. The largest initiative of its type, 9,933 companies across 160 countries have joined so far, since it was announced by Kofi Annan in 1999.
Healix International’s decision to sign up for the UNGC demonstrates the company’s commitment to operating in an ethical manner.
Companies signing up to the UNGC are committing to taking a principles-based approach to doing business. The 10 principles of the UNGC are derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other global programmes and strategies to create a framework that expects businesses to operate in ways that meet fundamental responsibilities, in terms of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
Healix International CEO, Mike Webb, said: “This is an opportunity for Healix International to continue to enhance the way it does business by incorporating the 10 Principles of the UNGC into our policies, procedures and strategies. We are excited to align our business with these universal principles and will be submitting a yearly communication of our progress.
“Crucially, this commitment forms part of our focus on building a company culture based on integrity and recognising our responsibility to humanity and the planet as a whole. We firmly believe this is the best way to build a sustainable business focused on long-term success.”