Vestum has joined the UN Global Compact – a platform for management, development, implementation and reporting of responsible business practices.

Members of the UN Global Compact undertake to follow ten basic principles in the areas of human rights, labor rights, environment and anti-corruption, and to take measures in support of the  Sustainable Development Goals.

Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 16,000 companies based in over 158 countries.

With the goal of acquiring and developing specialist companies in the construction industry and infrastructure, Vestum has a holistic perspective on sustainability, integrated into the business model, investment strategy and investment criteria.

"For us, it is important to join the UN Global Compact, because human rights, labor law issues, environmental issues and corruption issues are the basis of our sustainability work and how we want to work," says Vestum's CEO and founder Conny Ryk. The Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals are an important and large part of our sustainability framework, Conny Ryk continues.

"I'm really looking forward to being part of the UN Global Compact network, both nationally and globally," says Vestum's sustainability manager Sara Haasmark. It is so extremely important that we work systematically, jointly, together and across borders in our pursuit to reach the sustainable society. That is why it is so important for us at Vestum to be members of the UN Global Compact", concludes Sara Haasmark