Flex Joins United Nations Global Compact to affirm commitment to responsible business practices
SAN JOSE, CA – February 22, 2018 – Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX), the Sketch-to-Scale® solutions provider that designs and builds Intelligent Products for a Connected World™, today announced that it has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).
The UNGC is a strategic policy initiative to encourage businesses to align their operations and strategies with the Ten Principles of the UNGC in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. With over 9,500 corporate participants and other stakeholders from over 160 countries, it is the largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world.
Flex is joining forces with the UNGC to demonstrate the company’s focus on integrating sustainability throughout the company. This will also help customers, partners and other businesses expand and increase their efforts to build a more sustainable future.
“It is important to Flex to integrate sustainability throughout our organization,” said Kelly Hampton, vice president, Corporate Marketing & Sustainability. “We have expanded our sustainability initiatives in line with the United Nations standards, such as our Flex 20 by 2020 program, which has helped us achieve some incredible results. By joining the UNGC, we take our commitment to the next level and reaffirm our promise to responsible corporate governance.”
“Our sustainability strategy and goals align well with the UNGC values," said Mike McNamara, Flex chief executive officer. “We are committed to supporting the Ten Principles of the UNGC, and recognize the importance of our role in advancing sustainability as responsible corporate and global citizens.”
Mike McNamara confirmed the company’s commitment through a Letter of Commitment to the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres. For an annual Communication on Progress (COP) and Flex’s UNGC commitment, visit flex.com/about/sustainability.
Flex is the Sketch-to-Scale® solutions provider that designs and builds Intelligent Products for a Connected World®. With approximately 200,000 professionals across 30 countries, Flex provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. For more information, visit flex.com or follow us on Twitter @flexintl.
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