Interroll is putting the UN Global Compact principles into practice

Interroll is putting the UN Global Compact principles into practice

Sant'Antonino, Switzerland, 27th February 2018. Since November 2016, the conveyor technology expert Interroll has been supporting the UN Global Compact, the largest global initiative towards corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. With today's publication of the 2017 progress report, Interroll is reaffirming its commitment to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact and is pledging to continue to work towards their implementation.

The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative set up by the United Nations based on ten universal principles regarding human rights, labour standards, environment and climate, as well as preventing corruption. Since it was founded in 2000, by the UN General Secretary at the time, Kofi Annan, around 10,000 companies and organisations from civil society, politics and science in more than 160 countries have undertaken to make this vision a reality.

 

"Value-oriented action is a central part of our corporate culture at Interroll. Our customers, partners and employees can count on the fact that our actions are always fair, environmentally conscious and economically responsible," explains Paul Zumbühl, Chief Executive Officer of the Interroll Group.

 

In addition to their commitment to the universal principles of the UN Global Compact, Interroll also consistently works towards the implementation of the detailed specifications of its own internal Compliance Management System. This includes the Interroll Group's "code of conduct", "code of conduct for suppliers" and "anti-corruption policy".

 

To ensure that the common principles and codes of the Group are put into practice, managers underwent training in the 2017 reporting year. This began with the German companies and is planned for the Chinese, American, Danish and French sites during 2018.

 

"Our solidarity with the Global Compact strengthens our compliance and prevents potentially negative effects on the Interroll Group. It also strengthens our competitiveness in general," adds Daniel Bättig, Chief Financial Officer and Compliance representative of the Interroll Group.

 

The 2017 progress report regarding the UN Global Compact can be viewed via the link issuu.com/gateb/docs/int_fortschrittsbericht_en_web.

 

 

Contacts

Martin Regnet

Global PR Manager

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+41 (0) 91 850 25 21

media@interroll.com

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About Interroll

The Interroll Group is the leading global provider of material handling solutions. The company was founded in 1959 and has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 1997. Interroll provides system integrators and OEMs with a wide range of platform-based products and services in these categories: Rollers (conveyor rollers), Drives (motors and drives for conveyor systems), Conveyors & Sorters as well as Pallet & Carton Flow (flow storage systems). Interroll solutions are in operation in express and postal services, e-commerce, airports, the food and beverage industry, fashion, and automotive sectors, and many other manufacturing industries. Among the company’s end users are leading brands such as Amazon, Bosch, Coca-Cola, DHL, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Walmart and Zalando. Headquartered in Switzerland, Interroll has a global network of 32 companies with turnover of around CHF 401.5 million and 2,000 employees (2016).