NPC Ukrenergo became a finalist of the UN Global Compact “Partnership for Sustainable Development 2020” contest. The Company’s Porcelain Waste Reprocessing Environmental Project was awarded a “Planet” nomination for responsible consumption of resources and efficient work within the framework of corporate social responsibility. This project fulfills the 12th Global Sustainable Development Goal – “Responsible Consumption”.
In 2019, we managed to sell 253 tons of porcelain insulators, which have lost their technical properties, for reprocessing through the electronic trading system ProZorro.Sales. They were reprocessed into construction mixtures, bedding for road pavement, and used as an economic resource. Thus, the waste did not get to landfills, and Ukrenergo, by avoiding the cost of disposal, saved 750 thousand hryvnias of state funds.
Ukrenergo’s case with experience in porcelain reprocessing is also included in the National Report of Ukraine on the implementation of sustainable development goals, which includes the best practices of Ukrainian companies over the past 5 years.
There were 80 applications from companies not only from Ukraine but also from Belarus, Macedonia, Poland, and Turkey admitted to the competition.
The Award Ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, Chief Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Ukraine Tatiana Sakharuk, and President of the CEO Club Ukraine Serhiy Haydaychuk.
It is not for the first time that Ukrenergo’s initiatives and projects in the field of sustainable development receive high estimates from the jury of the UN Global Compact. Last year, we received an award for the development of energy education and youth support.
It is worth noting that this year NPC Ukrenergo became an official signatory of the UN Global Compact in Ukraine. Joining the initiative means recognizing and confirming the Company’s adherence to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, which relate to human rights, labour, care for the environment, anti-corruption, etc.
Encompassing over 11,000 companies, many of them from the energy sector, and 3,000 signatories being non-profit organizations from over 160 countries and more than 60 local networks, this is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.
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