The Unite Nations (UN) Global Compact was created in 1999 to promote responsible business practices and UN values among the global business community. Today, the UN Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative, with more than 15,000 corporate participants from 160 countries. Kyoto Group commits to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.
As part of the Global Compact, the Action Platform’s aim is to create opportunities for industry-leading organizations to work together with the goal of driving business action to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a collection of 17 global goals set by the UN, each with a list of targets to achieve ranging from poverty, health, education, gender equality, environment and social justice.
Kyoto Group can play a vital role in helping businesses to achieve their sustainability goals and contribute to the UN Global Compact's efforts to promote sustainable and responsible business practices. Therefore, SDG #7, Affordable and Clean Energy, and SDG #9, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, are of the utmost importance and will be Kyoto’s primary focus.
CEO of Kyoto Group, Camilla Nilsson explained,
“One of the key areas of focus for the UN Global Compact is climate action, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. Thermal storage will have a significant impact on this goal by enabling the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power, which are intermittent in nature.
By storing excess energy during periods of low demand or high production, thermal storage systems, like Heatcube, can ensure a reliable supply of thermal energy when it is needed, reducing the need for fossil fuels and their associated emissions. We are happy to actively being involved and collaborating with key players in the storage and renewable energy industry to enable a future where green energy is available to everyone.”
About the United Nations Global Compact
As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Our ambition is to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding the Ten Principles and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change. With more than 15,000 companies and 3,000n-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and 69 Local Networks, the UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative — one Global Compact uniting business for a better world. For more information, follow @globalcompact on social media and visit our website at unglobalcompact.org.