West is pleased to align our strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals. Corporate sustainability starts with a value system and a principles-based approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. As a responsible Company, we enact the same values and principles wherever we have a presence.
By incorporating the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, we are not only upholding our basic responsibilities to people and the planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.
Our five-year corporate responsibility goals, running from 2019–2023, align with our Company’s strategy as well as an alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Corporate and organizational success requires stable economies and healthy, skilled and educated workers, which in turn increases brand trust and investor support.