UN Global Compact

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere. Through the Global Compact, the United Nations aims to establish a global code of conduct for sustainable business policies and practices.

Ensto has signed the United Nations Global Compact and is committed to the ten fundamental principles of the initiative and foster fair and sustainable business policies and practices. The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact are derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

Ensto has selected seven United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that we have the most impact on. 

Ensto's Sustainable Development Goals

5. Gender equality: We are committed to increasing gender diversity throughout all levels of our company by developing metrics, knowledge, competences and processes.
7. Affordable and clean energy: We offer innovative and reliable, long life-cycle overhead lines, underground networks, network automation and new smart technology products and solutions for electricity distribution networks. We develop solutions for wind electricity production and develop micro-grid technology which enable integration of renewable energy sources to rural communities.
8. Decent work and economic growth: Our business has a positive economic impact on communities through employment and taxes. We take care of our employees by developing a healthy and safe working environment. We manage human and labor rights risks in our own operations and in our supply chain. We work closely with our suppliers to increase quality and environmental awareness.
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure: Our own R&D, manufacturing and laboratories give us the expertise to continually innovate and serve our customers on an individual level. We work with our partners to research and develop new technologies.
12. Responsible consumption and production: We constantly try to minimize our waste generation and increase the recycling rate. We design our products taking material efficiency into account. We aim for high quality and to produce robust products with a long lifespan.
13. Climate action: We aim to decrease our own energy consumption and lower our indirect emissions (e.g., from logistics). We aim to increase the environmental knowledge and competence of our own employees. We see that electricity, especially smart electricity solutions, plays important role when fossil fuels are replaced by renewable, carbon free electricity. Electricity is an enabler of modern life, modern societies, energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction.
16. Peace, justice and strong institutions: We are committed to responsible business practices and refrain from all forms of bribery, fraud, or corruption. This is described in our Code of Conduct, our key policy: and an essential part of our strategy.