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COMPO joins UN Global Compact

COMPO has joined the United Nations Global Compact Initiative (UNGC) and the UN Global Compact Network Germany. In doing so, COMPO is underpinning its responsibility as a green leader in the industry and setting a further example that will hopefully be followed by many of its market companions. Membership of the world's largest sustainability initiative is an important step in the company-wide ESG programme. By signing up, the leading supplier of branded products for plants in the home and garden in Central Europe is emphasising its commitment to aligning its business activities with the ten universally accepted principles of the UN Global Compact on sustainable and responsible business and development. In addition, COMPO makes its activities and measures transparent in regular progress reports in the UN Global Compact database.

"By joining the UN Global Compact, COMPO is underlining its commitment to responsible action and sustainable management along the entire value chain. Human rights, labour standards, environmental protection and anti-corruption are important areas of action in our ESG programme and are firmly rooted in our corporate culture," explains Stephan Engster, CEO of COMPO. Like the UN Global Compact, COMPO's ESG programme is also aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. "With our membership, we are consistently implementing measures for ecological, social and societal management."

The company-wide commitment will be available in the form of annual progress reports in the UN Global Compact database. Alongside sustainability, quality and partnerships, transparency is one of the central principles of COMPO's ambitious ESG programme. "As a green leader in the industry, we are committed to transparent sustainability reporting in accordance with recognised standards. In future, this will be supplemented by the UNGC progress reports available in the UN Global Compact database," says Stephan Engster.


About the UN Global Compact

With more than 15,000 companies, 3,800 signatories from over 160 countries and more than 69 local networks, the UN Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. It was founded in 2000 to call on companies around the world to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and to take action in support of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


COMPO is Europe's leading supplier of branded products for plants in the home and garden. Hobby gardeners will find everything they need to care for their plants in our range – from potting soil and fertilisers to lawn seed, pest control and plant protection products, with a focus on organic. It all began in 1956 with the launch of the first potting soil in consumer-friendly packaging – the well known and to date multi-award-winning brand COMPO SANA®. Day in, day out, more than 800 employees from 25 sites are now working on the development of a diverse range of sustainable quality products and solutions.