Silk Way West Airlines inducted into UN Global Compact Initiative

Silk Way West Airlines joins the UN Global Compact Initiative. Image: Silk Way West Airlines

The Azerbaijani cargo carrier, Silk Way West Airlines, announced on 12MAR24, that it has joined the UN Global Compact Initiative. The voluntary pact was launched in 2000 to encourage and support international businesses in adopting sustainable and socially responsible policies and providing transparency on their progress. The airline’s press release illustrates: “As part of its commitment to the UN Global Compact, Silk Way West Airlines pledges to integrate the principles of sustainable development into its core operations, aspiring to contribute meaningfully to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals as part of the broader 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The airline is set to leverage its industry acumen to foster advancements in sustainable aviation, recognizing its critical role in promoting sustainable development globally.”

Silk Way West Airlines has stated that it will now embark on a transformative journey, aligning its operations and strategic decisions with the moral and ethical framework of the United Nations, and making use of the knowledge and potential collaborations with the broad range of industry and sector representatives involved in the initiative.

Such partnerships are aimed at driving collective action towards common sustainability objectives,” it says, detailing: “the airline will gain unparalleled access to a suite of corporate sustainability tools and resources, and is now poised to refine its approach to environmental conservation, social responsibility, and ethical governance.”

Wolfgang Meier, President of Silk Way West Airlines, said: “Adherence to the principles of the UN Global Compact offers a standardized framework for our corporate responsibility. It paves the way for the airline to systematically approach, implement, and communicate its sustainability strategy, ensuring alignment with universal benchmarks and best practices.”

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