By joining the UN Global Compact Network Germany (UN GCD), BLG LOGISTICS is once again setting an example for responsible entrepreneurship. At the same time, Yvonne Bonventre, Head of Sustainability at BLG, was appointed Human Rights Officer by the Board of Management.
BLG has been committed to the UN Global Compact Initiative (UN GC) of the United Nations since 2022. The UN Global Compact is the world's largest and most important initiative for sustainable and responsible corporate governance. With the aim of initiating change processes in companies and strategically anchoring sustainability, the UN GCD offers companies support in the areas of social, environmental, governance, reporting and finance, and SDG integration.
Sustainable action and management are consistent components of the corporate strategy of the seaport and logistics service provider BLG LOGISTICS. "We act in an ecologically, socially and economically responsible manner and create added value for our customers and employees through future-proof solutions. Reaffirming our commitment to greater sustainability and our commitment to the principles of the UN GC is particularly important to us against the backdrop of current global challenges," explains Christine Hein, CFO of BLG, whose responsibilities include the area of sustainability.
As a new member of the UN Global Compact Network Germany, BLG LOGISTICS will work together with other companies and organizations to jointly drive positive changes for a sustainable future. The network currently comprises over 1,100 participants, including around 1,000 companies ranging from DAX-listed corporations to SMEs, as well as almost 60 representatives from civil society, academia and the public sector.
Yvonne Bonventre is BLG's Human Rights Officer
The appointment of Yvonne Bonventre, Head of Sustainability at BLG, as the company's Human Rights Officer is a concrete response to the requirements of the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG). This legislation requires companies to take appropriate measures to fulfill human rights and environmental due diligence obligations within the company itself and in its supply chains. "Our employees play a major role in our success. We return the favour with secure, attractive jobs and fair pay. We also focus on the people along the supply chain. Compliance with human rights is of the utmost importance to BLG," emphasizes Board of Management member Christine Hein. "We are convinced that Yvonne Bonventre, with her many years of expertise in the field of sustainability, is ideally suited for the position of Human Rights Officer at BLG." Yvonne Bonventre will remain with the company beyond her new responsibilities as Head of Sustainability.
"I am very much looking forward to the new area of responsibility and the opportunity to further develop our sustainability concept as Human Rights Officer in the social area," emphasizes Yvonne Bonventre.
In her role as Human Rights Officer, she is responsible, for example, for monitoring the LkSG risk management system established by BLG and ensuring its effectiveness. She is the point of contact for employees and the link to the Board of Management for issues relating to human rights risks or violations.