In November 2018, Configit participated in the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. Since then, we have continued our commitment to uphold the Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN Global Compact in the area of human rights, labor, anti-corruption and the environment.
But we can do more.
2020 was a year of change, and brought into focus many urgent issues, but the one I want to talk about here is environmental sustainability. And nothing clarified that more than the wildfires in Australia.
More than 10 million hectares burned and over one billion animals are estimated to have died, with many pushed to the edge of extinction. The cost to recover is estimated at $100 billion.
While pinpointing the cause of these fires is complicated, it is well understood and accepted that global climate change exacerbated the existing hot and dry conditions.