Communication on Progress

Participant
Published
  • 2019/05/13
Time period
  • May 2018  –  May 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.

  • Sample Statement of continued support

    13.05.2019

    To our stakeholders:

    I am pleased to confirm that Clean World LLC reaffirms its support of the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.

    In this annual Communication on Progress, we describe our actions to continually improve the integration of the Global Compact and its principles into our business strategy, culture and daily operations. We also commit to share this information with our stakeholders using our primary channels of communication.

    Sincerely yours,

    Apolon Goletiani
    Chief Executive Officer

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.

  • As one of the leading and the largest cleaning organizations operating in all regions of Georgia our people have numerous interactions every day. This tests our ability to respect human rights. We recognize that certain individuals and groups require increased awareness and attention to protect against potential abuse.

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

  • Our policy on safe-guarding vulnerable people is being implemented via a thorough programme. It is part of our onboarding programme, training of top management and leaders.

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

  • Reporting is an essential element of the human rights monitoring cycle. It constitutes a strategic tool to record and analyse information, present findings of monitoring and fact-finding activities, express concern about a human rights problem, engage in dialogue with duty bearers, advocate positive change and propose recommendations for corrective action.
    Internal reports are used to communicate information within the organization. Typically, they are:
    • Interview reports to record the results of individual interviews with victims, witnesses, alleged perpetrators or other sources of information;
    • Incident or investigation reports;
    • Flash or emergency reports to alert managers to an emerging situation and the need for action.

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.

  • Our policy is to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in any part of our business. People who become part of slavery or human trafficking usually do not know their rights. They are victims of a cruel business exploiting vulnerable humans. Apart from the human costs, the negative societal and economic consequences are significant.

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

  • Clean World is committed to help eradicate slavery and human trafficking; hence we have a systematic and proactive approach to ensure this. We conduct regular monitoring procedures to verify our standards to manage these risks.

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

  • Management of working conditions are becoming more important as compliance with international standards grows. As we operate a company with about 900 employees and managing a vast number of sub-contractors and suppliers every year, we directly or indirectly impact labour rights for a significant number of people.

    Working with private sector partners as well as civil society and labour organizations, we seek to promote labour rights locally. We support UN Global Compact 10 fundamental principles and we manage labour rights on the foundation of these shared goals.

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.

  • Reducing our environmental footprint is a clear ambition in Clean World. We manage two different risk categories: our own operations and our customers. As for our own operations, consistent reporting and coordinated initiatives remain a challenge. In relation to our customers, it is a challenge to pursue the highest standards on their behalf.

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

  • With our global reach, improving resource productivity will have a significant impact on the environment by decreasing the use of water, energy and materials. When we transport our standards to customers’ businesses, the impact will grow accordingly.

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

  • Based on a systematic approach we aim to achieve continuous improvement in quality and performance. We set standards and targets for improvement, and measure and report on our performance. Credible and effective management of environmental and climate-related risks are part of our value proposition to our customers.

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.

  • Given the large and increasing number of employees around the country, complying with anti-corruption rules may pose a risk. Our standards are part of the training for all Clean World employees.

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

  • Company management works actively to implement the standards.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates anti-corruption performance.

  • We monitor and ensure that each case of non-compliance gets escalated and treated seriously.