Thursday, August 25, 2022 – Neptune Maritime Leasing Limited (“Neptune Leasing”) is pleased to announce that we have joined the United Nations Global Compact, the largest corporate sustainable development initiative in the world, a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices.
Neptune Leasing is proud to join forces with thousands of other companies globally committed to taking responsible business action to create the world we all want. Neptune Leasing will join the UN Global Compact Network Hellas, the local network of the initiative that advances the vision and the shared values in Greece.
The UN Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten 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).
Harris Antoniou, Founder and Managing Director at Neptune Leasing, said: “We are delighted to have joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative as we remain committed to improve the standards of business in the maritime field where Neptune Leasing operates, protecting the livelihoods of all our stakeholders, at sea and onshore, and enhancing trade conditions for the benefit of our communities and the environment.
At Neptune Leasing we are very keen to finance a variety of transformative projects that will bring a positive environmental impact. We firmly believe that our leasing solutions will assist owners achieve their growth plans in this exciting market.”
About Neptune Maritime Leasing
Neptune Maritime Leasing is a growth-oriented maritime leasing platform with the mission to providing shipowners with access to a flexible financing tool in today’s capital restricted market, and investors with secure access to an under-invested asset class with attractive real yield. Our strategy is to buy high quality assets at attractive prices and build a portfolio of long-term contracts through sale and leaseback transactions in diverse maritime sectors. We are committed to delivering attractive, long term, risk-adjusted, and responsible returns to our investors, by advancing global trade and economic growth through supporting the maritime industry responsibly, and by making a positive contribution to the environment and to society as a whole.
THE TEN PRINCIPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT
- Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights;
- make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
- Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
- the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
- the effective abolition of child labour; and
- the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
- Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
- undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
- encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
- Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
ABOUT THE UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT
As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Our ambition is to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding the Ten Principles and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change.
With more than 15,000 companies and 3,800 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and 69 Local Networks, the UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. One Global Compact uniting business for a better world.
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