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7 September 2022
NTT commits to public transparency and accountability through the UN Global Compact initiative
NTT’s commitment to the initiative follows the development of its sustainability framework to create a more connected and sustainable future
London, 7 September 2022 – NTT Ltd., a leading IT infrastructure and services company, is today announcing that it has joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative, a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices.
As a member, NTT commits to making the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact initiative on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption part of its strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations. It also further commits to public accountability and transparency around its corporation.
This follows the development of NTT’s sustainability framework which includes its commitment to net-zero emissions by 2030 and growing its portfolio of smart solutions to support its clients and partners in reducing over 200m tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by 2026.
“Through our participation in the UN Global Compact initiative, we hope to make a clear statement to our customers and stakeholders that we are dedicated to creating a connected and more sustainable future for all”, said Abhijit Dubey, Global CEO at NTT Ltd.
“We are proud to be a part of this great initiative and strongly believe that sustainable business practices rooted in universal principles will make a significant difference to the longevity and wellbeing of our planet.”
As part of the UN Global Compact, NTT will partake in the annual submission of a Communication on Progress (CoP) that describes its efforts to implement the ten principles. This will start from the calendar year after joining the UN Global Compact and annually thereafter. It includes:
- A statement signed by the Chief Executive expressing continued support of the UN Global Compact and renewing its ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles.
- The completion of the CoP through which NTT will disclose its continuous efforts to integrate the ten principles into its business strategy, culture, and daily operations. It will also promise to contribute to United Nations goals, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals.
Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. It includes more than 15,000 companies and 3,800 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries and more than 69 local networks.
About NTT Ltd.
NTT Ltd. is a leading IT infrastructure and services company. With revenues of over USD 10 billion, we operate in more than 200 countries and regions, and serve 5,000 clients across multiple industries. Through technology and innovation, we deliver a secure and connected future that empowers our people, clients and communities. We lay the foundation for organizations’ edge-to-cloud networking ecosystem, simplify the complexity of their workloads across multicloud environments, and innovate at the edge of their IT environments, where networks, cloud and applications converge. On the journey towards a software-defined future, we support organizations with platform-delivered infrastructure services. As part of the global NTT Corporation, we serve 65% of the Fortune Global 500 and 80% of the Fortune Global 100. We enable a connected future.
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About the UN 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 SDGs through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change. With more than 17,000 companies and over 3,500 non-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.
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