Communication on Progress

Participant
Published
  • 2020/08/22
Time period
  • August 2019  –  August 2020
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.

  • [ 22-8-2020 ]

    To our stakeholders:

    I am pleased to confirm that AlBoustania For Agricultural Development Co- Blue Nile 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 integrate the Global Compact and its principles into our business
    strategy, culture and daily operations. We are also committed to sharing this information with
    our stakeholders using our primary channels of communication.”
    Yours sincerely,
    Hisham Elmeleigy
    Managing Director
    AlBoustania For Agricultural Development Co- Blue Nile, Cairo, Egypt.

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.

  • Blue Nile has an annual update for its Human right policy and risk assessment according to the UN principles and communicated with the relevant stakeholders.

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

  • Actions to implement Human Rights policies:

    Understanding the current national and international challenges and updating the risk assessment.
    Awareness-raising or training of employees on Human Rights
    Allocation of responsibilities for the protection of Human Rights within the company
    Human resource policies and procedures supporting Human Rights
    Grievance mechanisms

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

  • Periodic review of the trend analysis of complaints and the action taken by senior management.
    participating in external audits schemes that audit Human Rights performance.

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.

  • policies and detailed procedures to uphold the freedom of association and collective bargaining and the elimination of forced labour, child labour and employment discrimination.
    a statement that clearly states employee rights and responsibilities and their compensation and benefits
    Assessment of labour-related risks, action to be taken and preventative actions

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

  • Suggestion box and grievance mechanisms
    Awareness-raising or training for employees on labour rights and policies
    updating the health and safety system of all employees
    Describe how the company prevents discrimination of all kinds and ensures comparable pay for comparable work
    Consultation with employees.
    Allocation of responsibilities for the protection of labour rights within your organization
    Human resource policies and procedures supporting the Labour principles

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

  • Periodic review of incidents of violations results by senior management
    Follow up the progress made in the area of Labour during the last reporting period and update the objectives accordingly.
    External audits i.e SEDEX and GRASP.

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.

  • Blue Nile has an up to date policy on environmental issues, including prevention and management of environmental risks
    The Policy requiring business partners to adhere to environmental principles and includes short and long goals in the area of environmental protection for the upcoming year. objectives have been set for the consumption of water, energy, chemicals usage, contaminants , waste and biodiversity.

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

  • Induction training of employees on environmental aspects.
    Initiatives and programmes to reduce waste materials and consumption of resources (energy, fossil fuels, water, electricity, paper, packaging, etc.)
    Activities aimed at improving the energy efficiency of products, services and processes
    An environmental management system that identify, monitor and control the company's environmental performance
    Allocation of responsibilities for environmental protection within the company

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

  • Measuring the number of environmental incidents.
    Measuring the progress made in the area of environmental protection during the last reporting period ie the saving in water and energy consumption.
    Periodic review of results by senior management
    External audits of environmental performance i.e LEAF.
    External and measuring for the emotions, air quality and noisy level

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.

  • Written detailed policy of zero-tolerance for corruption, bribery and extortion
    Assessment of risk of corruption in the company’s industry and of operation
    Reference to (or statement of support for) the UN Convention Against Corruption and other international instruments
    Protocol to guide staff in situations where they are confronted with extortion or bribery
    A policy requiring business partners and suppliers to adhere to the Global Compact anti-corruption principles
    Specific goals in the area of anti-corruption for the upcoming year

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

  • Suggestion box and grievance mechanisms to be accessed by the company suppliers as well as staff.
    Awareness-raising or training of employees about the company's policies regarding anti-corruption and extortion.
    Allocation of responsibilities for anti-corruption within the company
    Participation on Integrity Network Initiative in Egypt.
    trained management.

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

  • provide training about how the company deals with incidents of corruption
    Develop the internal audits to ensure consistency with anti-corruption commitment, including periodic review by senior management
    Investigations, legal cases, rulings, fines and other relevant events related to corruption and bribery and update the system accordingly.
    monitoring the progress made in the area of anti-corruption during the last reporting period