Ecolog’s new compliance chief makes global sustainability commitment
- Ecolog International has signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.
- Commitment to the UNGC is part of a new ethics and compliance program initiated by Ecolog’s new Chief Compliance Officer, Aley Raza.
- Raza spent 20 years’ in global compliance and governance spanning three continents.
Dubai-based global integrated services solutions company, Ecolog International, has become an official participant in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).
The UNGC is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, encouraging businesses worldwide to implement universal sustainability principles and support UN goals.
It is the one of a new range of initiatives being spearheaded by Ecolog’s new Chief Compliance Officer, Aley Raza, who recently joined the business as it makes further moves into new markets and sectors, including the energy sector.
Other measures include a new Compliance Framework, encompassing business ethics, contract compliance, legal and regulatory compliance structured around best practices from US Federal Sentencing Guidelines, OECD Internal Control Guidelines, SCCE USA, UN/EU Guidelines, and other relevant legal/regulatory perspectives.
By participating in the UNGC, businesses commit to incorporating the Ten Principles of the UNGC into their strategies, policies and procedures, including principles around human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. Ecolog joins the ranks of nearly 9,700 business and non-business participants in 135 countries, including companies such as Lego, Microsoft, Sabic, Toyota, UBS, and Unilever.
Vice Chairman and CEO of Ecolog, Adil Toubia, said:
“Ecolog is already uniquely placed to deliver influencing corporate responsibility initiatives on the ground, given our presence in some of the world’s most challenging regions. Alongside that local work and with Aley’s compliance and ethics leadership, however, we now want to push our business to take a more global approach to sustainability, which is why we have made this important commitment to the UNGC.”
Aley Raza, Ecolog’s Chief Compliance Officer, said:
“We are committed to building an organization that demonstrates the highest levels of honesty, integrity, ethics and best practice. This is important in itself but is also vital for the clients we serve in all sectors, who expect the highest levels of ethical and business performance.”
Ecolog International provides integrated service solutions to governments, humanitarian organizations and commercial clients worldwide. It operates in more than 36 countries across 150 locations, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Mali and the Central African Republic.