Communication on Progress

Participant
Published
  • 2019/03/13
Time period
  • March 2018  –  March 2019
Format
  • Stand alone document – Basic COP Template
Differentiation Level
  • This COP qualifies for the Global Compact Active level
Self-assessment
  • Includes a CEO statement of continued support for the UN Global Compact and its ten principles
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Human Rights
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Labour
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Environment
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Anti-Corruption
  • Includes a measurement of outcomes
 
  • Statement of continued support by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Statement of the company's chief executive (CEO or equivalent) expressing continued support for the Global Compact and renewing the company's ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles.

  • To our stakeholders:
    I am pleased to confirm that Freewa Project d.o.o. reaffirms its support to the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption. This is our Communication on Engagement with the United Nations Global Compact. We welcome feedback on its contents.
    In this Communication of Engagement, we describe the actions that our organization has taken to support the UN Global Compact and its Principles as suggested for an organization like ours. We also commit to sharing this information with our stakeholders using our primary channels of communication.
    Sincerely yours,

    Andjelko Novak
    Manager and owner

Human Rights
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of human rights for the company (i.e. human rights risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on Human Rights.

  • Policy requiring business partners and suppliers to adhere to the Global Compact principles on Human Rights

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement Human Rights policies, address Human Rights risks and respond to Human Rights violations.

  • No answer provided.
  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • No answer provided.
Labour
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of labour rights for the company (i.e. labour rights-related risks and opportunities). Description of written policies, public commitments and company goals on labour rights.

  • Policy requiring business partners and suppliers to adhere to the Global Compact Labour principles

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions taken by the company to implement labour policies, address labour risks and respond to labour violations.

  • No answer provided.
  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • No answer provided.
Environment
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of environmental protection for the company (i.e. environmental risks and opportunities). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on environmental protection.

  • Our specific goal in the area of environment protection is to reduce quantities of plastic waste in Croatian National Parks (Plitvice and Krka) as well as on other tourist venues in Croatia in cooperation with other local stakeholders.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement environmental policies, address environmental risks and respond to environmental incidents.

  • Freewa has developed a concept which tackles the problem of plastic waste in Croatian National Parks/other tourist venues (with large circulation of visitors) in cooperation with the National Parks and Ministery of the Environment and Energy. The main aim of the activity is to reduce the quantities of packaged water in plastic bottles brought to the parks. The mechanism is the following: whoever comes with the plastic water bottle to the entrance of the park is given a recyclable Freewa glass bottle and asked to either pour the water from the plastic bottle into Freewa bottle or pour water from the source in it at designated spots /water sources in the park. These spots will both be marked on the spot and available on the Freewa free app for mapping of freshwater sources. Plastic bottles collected at the entrance will be recycled.
    At the exit of the park, visitors could either give Freewa bottle back or buy it. Those that will be returned, will be washed and oferred to a new group of visitors. Additional staff needed to carry out the activity (distribution and collection of bottles, washing them) will be disabled persons living in the vicinity of the park(s).
    The activity „less water in plastic = less plastic in water“ is also proposed to the City of Ozalj and City of Karlovac for their tourist venues (Old town of Ozalj and Aquarium of Karlovac, city lying on four rivers). We've received a letter of intent from City of Ozalj and in the next few days we'll receive LOI from City of Karlovac as well.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates environmental performance.

  • Since only Plitvice National Park has 7.500 visitors a day, if every third person does not bring plastic bottle into the park it will imply 2.500 plastic bottles less in the park. And 2.500 plastic bottles recycled. If we calculate this on the level of two high season months it will imply 150.000 plastic bottles recycled and not wasted. Giant step for one National park, small step for mankind, we know. But we need to start somewhere.
    Both partnerships (activity 1 and 2) are formalized with mutual aims to advance the UN Global Compact principles. And concrete actions are to be taken when agreed with all of the enlisted stakeholders.

Anti-Corruption
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of anti-corruption for the company (i.e. anti-corruption risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on anti-corruption.

  • Policy requiring business partners and suppliers to adhere to the Global Compact anti-corruption principles

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement anti-corruption policies, address anti-corruption risks and respond to incidents.

  • No answer provided.
  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates anti-corruption performance.

  • No answer provided.