Cleveland Clinic details progress toward UN Global Compact goals
In 2008, Cleveland Clinic became the first healthcare provider in the United States and the second in the world to become a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact. In late May of this year, Cleveland Clinic released its 2010 United Nations Global Compact Report, detailing the progress it has made toward this commitment.
“The United Nations Global Compact is a good thing for Cleveland Clinic,” says Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove, MD, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. “It helps us to live up to our ideals; it allows us to share best practices with businesses around the world, and it gives us goals that reflect our aspiration to be a good citizen of our community and our planet.”
The United Nations Global Compact brings business together with UN agencies, civil society and governments to advance 10 universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Through the power of collective action, the United Nations Global Compact seeks to mainstream these principles in business activities around the world and to catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals. With 5,000 stakeholders from more than 120 countries, it is the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative.
“We are proud of how much we’ve accomplished in line with the United Nations Global Compact,” Dr. Cosgrove says. “We look forward to continuing improvement.”
To learn more about the UN Global Compact, visit www.unglobalcompact.org.
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