Communication on Progress 2020

Participant
Published
  • 2021/01/11
Time period
  • January 2020  –  December 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.

  • 21 December 2020

    To our stakeholders:

    I am pleased to confirm that Teenspire Global Mission 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.

    We are pleased to affirm our commitment to the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. These principles align with our own motto of “Together, let’s make the world a better place” a guiding philosophy that reminds us to collectively drive change and create a sustainable future for all.

    Our first Communication on Progress outlines the various ways we embrace the Global Compact and its principles into our business practices, IDIEA programs, partner outreach, and community programs. We are proud of these actions and are committed to sharing this progress report with our stakeholders and the wider community. Our Sustainable17Dare initiative strongly supports the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and United Nations SDGs and we will report on its progress in 2021.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ayusha Tyagi
    CEO
    Teenspire Global Mission

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.

  • Principle 1 Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
    We understand it is the birthright of every individual to be treated fairly and with equality.

    Principle 2 Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
    We advocate and address human rights abuse. Our voice is bold and strong when dealing with situations and marginalized communities where human rights abuse still exist.

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

  • All through COVID-19 lockdowns we ran IDIEA Pods on “Justice and Equality”. We run campaigns on Human Rights on Facebook, Instagram, through our website and IDIEA programs to educate young people daily on why the world needs innovative solutions to manage human rights issues surrounding equality for all, justice for all, dealing with statelessness, standing up for the rights to education, amongst others.

    We provide complimentary access to all our programs and initiatives, to all youth globally and educate them on why we must all stand up against human rights abuse.

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

  • SDG Goal 1: No Poverty and educating the girl child to eradicate poverty: 7,240 students were empowered in 2020
    SDG Goal 5: Gender Equality: 3,460 students empowered in 2020

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.

  • Principle 3: Support fair labor practices among our suppliers.
    We are a strong sustainability advocate and work with brands that have fair trade and sustainable work practices.

    Principle 4: Increase employee engagement.
    We are a passionate, committed, and engaged team. We have a culture of shared responsibility and provide training, empowerment, and acknowledgments to enhance employee engagement daily.

    Principle 5 Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labor.
    We advocate against child labor in every form.

    Principle 6 Businesses should eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
    We are an equal opportunity mission that provides complimentary access to all our programs and initiatives, to all youth globally. We do not discriminate when selecting partners, or employees, on race, color, socio-economic status, or gender. We educate young people daily on why and how “discrimination of all forms needs to end”

    We support women’s leadership in the workplace.

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

  • We ensure youth ideate and come up with innovative solutions that leverage technology that can track human rights abuse. We provide complimentary access to all our programs and initiatives, to all youth globally and cover human rights through our IDIEA Pods. We leverage active campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, through our website and IDIEA programs.

    We ensure youth can break the cycle of poverty by providing complimentary access to all our programs and initiatives, to all youth globally. We educate young people daily on why and how “child labor in all forms needs to end”.

    We are an all-women team and strongly advocate women empowerment and equal opportunity via our mission. We provide complimentary access to all our programs and initiatives, to all youth globally allowing girls from marginalized communities to be equal participants. We educate young people daily on the importance of “girl education”, its correlation to the cycle of poverty, and why women need to be given equal opportunity in leadership positions.

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

  • Even during COVID-lockdowns, we facilitated programs for 28,000+ children globally - to forge solutions to create a sustainable future that is just and equitable.

    We worked with partners in remote and marginalised communities in Africa to put an end to child labor, support migrant workers, and end discrimination in employment.

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.

  • Principle 7 Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges
    We support the creation of proactive and aggressive solutions that can tackle environmental challenges in every form.

    Principle 8 Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
    We understand the need for every individual and business to promote greater environmental responsibility.

    Principle 9 Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
    We understand the need for every individual and business to develop solutions that reduce the carbon footprint significantly. We ensure youth ideate and come up with innovative solutions that leverage technology to manage our environment responsibly.

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

  • All through COVID-19 lockdowns, we ran IDIEA Pods on “Saving our Oceans” and “Plastic Pollution”. We highlighted the growing plastic waste that makes its way into our ecosystems in the form of plastic gloves, bio-medical waste, syringes due to the pandemic. We ensure youth understand these challenges by providing complimentary access to all our programs and initiatives, to all youth globally. We leverage active campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, through our website and IDIEA programs to educate young people daily on why the world needs innovative solutions to manage our environment responsibly.

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

  • SDG Goal 14: Life below water: 2,610 students were empowered in 2020.

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.

  • Anti-Corruption
    Principle 10 Businesses should work against corruption in all its form
    We are a transparent and fair mission that has a strong not-for-profit ethos. We allow complimentary access to all our programs and initiatives, to all youth globally.

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

  • We do not discriminate or engage in corrupt practices and neither do our partners.

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

  • We educate young people daily on why and how “equality and justice for all needs be achieved for a sustainable future.”