February 7 2022  |  Catering

SATS signs on with UN human rights compact

By Rick Lundstrom

SATS is performing on-site trials in several airports to assess the suitability of new vehicles for airport operations to expand electric ground support equipment and vehicles usage (Photos Courtesy SATS Ltd)

SATS Ltd. announced today that that it has become a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) commitment to human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. The company has also obtained ISO 37001 certification, the international standard for anti-bribery management systems.

SATS’ 2030 goals include converting 100 percent of its ground support equipment at its Singapore hub to sustainable energy resources, reducing its Singapore-based Scope 1 and 2 carbon footprints by 50 percent from a FY2018-19 baseline, using 100 percent sustainable food packaging, increasing average value-add per employee across all subsidiaries by 50 percent.

The company is performing on-site trials at several airports to assess the suitability of new vehicles for the unique requirements of airport operations to expand the use of electric vehicles and equipment beyond tractors and forklifts. In Singapore, SATS has, through a collaboration with Singapore Airlines, introduced sustainable service ware on some of the airline's flights, and SATS’ training arm, SATS Academy, has trained more than 12,000 workers in the aviation sector.

SATS’ sustainability objectives are mapped to the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals. As a signatory of the UN Global Compact, SATS will align its strategy and operations with 10 universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption to develop plans that put people and the environment at the heart of its business to be a force for good. SATS will detail its efforts to implement the 10 principles annually in its sustainability report.

“Becoming a member of UN Global Compact demonstrates that SATS is committed to responsible business practices with open disclosure to our stakeholders,” said Kerry Mok, President and Chief Executive Officer, SATS Ltd. “It aligns us with other leading companies around the world that share the same aspirations to secure our collective future.”

The United Nations Global Compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEOs’ commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals. It is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with a vision to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want.

ISO 37001 is an international standard for anti-bribery management systems published in October 2016 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is designed to help organizations of all types establish and implement an anti-bribery management system and maintain and improve the system. Companies that are certified to the standard must implement a series of measures and controls that represent globally recognized anti-bribery good practices that can help prevent, detect, and respond to any bribery situation that arises.

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