The mobilization of a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with the Ten Principles on the united nations global compact and other strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.
The United Nations Global Compact with over 9500 business and non-business participant in 135 countries has signed on the Artisans Association of Ghana as a partnering member.
The Artisans Association of Ghana is a social enterprise that enables sustainable livelihoods for men, women and youth in the informal sector, skill training and upgrading in the artisan industry.
The Association, which can boast of over 10,000 members, has a linked collaboration with NVTI, Covet and other training providers with trade skills such Masonry, Electricals, plumbing, steel bending, welding, tiling, landscaping, etc.
The Association also has a specialized skills programmes for supervisors and engineers with direct and measureable impact in increasing on-site productivity levels, reducing waste on site, improving safety standards and coordination at work.
It has many successful projects with global communities Gratis Foundation, African Career Centre, Txt Ghana, NVTI, Cotvet, BUSAC FUND, Skill development Fund and WUSC etc.
The President of the Artisans Association of Ghana, Gideon Bidor, expressed his sincere gratitude and pledge to the United Nation Global Compact to help keep the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at every aspect of activities of the association.
He acknowledged that the partnering has come in at a time he world is experiencing the Covid-19 pandemic and the need for business to strive on strategies and policies to better its members and the world in general.
“We are grateful to be a partnering member of this worthy cause and just like we always deliver on every important mandate, keeping the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact (Human Rights, Labor, Environment and anti-corruption) to be added to our hallmark and observe by every member of the association.
“We are grateful to all projects partners and welcome every partner who wants to work with our association, the construction industry has become core and important to every nation economy.”
The United Nations Global Compact was launched in the year 2000 to support the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices.
It focuses on the 10 principles of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
Under the Global Compact, collaborative space is set to generate and implement advanced corporate sustainability practices and also working close with UN agencies, labour groups and society to lead the era of sustainability with relevant experts and stakeholders.
The artisans’ association expressed gratitude to be part of the community of business to implement the new era of action and impact.