Delhi, IN, March 22, 2021—Today, UPL Ltd. is pleased to announce its commitment to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) initiative — a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices. With this announcement, UPL is proud to join thousands of other companies globally committed to taking responsible business actions to create the world we all want.
The UN Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 9,500 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries.
“UPL is proud to commit our support to the UNGC initiative and believes participation plays a critical role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Partnering with the United Nations aligns to our OpenAgTM purpose as we aim to generate a deeper impact on society by creating sustainable growth for all,” noted Jai Shroff, Chief Executive Officer of UPL.
UPL is recognized as a sustainability leader by respected organizations like DJSI and Sustainalytics, and its unique approach to the food value chain puts sustainability centre-stage. To learn more about the initiative, visit the UPL profile page on the UN Global Compact website. Additionally, the company’s latest sustainability work is showcased in its Sustainability Report 2019-20, which shows the tremendous progress made towards UPL’s commitment to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.
UPL Ltd. (NSE: UPL & BSE: 512070) is a global provider of sustainable agriculture products & solutions, with annual revenue exceeding $5 billion. We are a purpose-led company. Through OpenAg, UPL is focused on facilitating progress for the entire agricultural value chain. We are building a network that redefines the way an entire industry thinks and works – open to fresh ideas, innovative ways and new answers as we strive towards our mission to make every single food product more sustainable. As one of the largest agriculture solutions companies worldwide, our robust portfolio consists of biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions with more than 13,600 registrations. We are present in more than 130 countries, represented by more than 10,000 colleagues globally. For more information about our integrated portfolio of solutions across the food value chain including seeds, post-harvest, as well as physical and digital services, please visit upl-ltd.com.