Configit, the global leader in Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM), participated in the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights 26-28 November in Geneva, Switzerland. One of only a few Internet and Communications Technology (ICT) companies to be invited, Configit was chosen for it’s exemplary commitment to building processes for completing human rights due diligence that complies with the UN’s Guiding Principles.
The UN Forum is the world’s largest annual gathering on business and human rights with more than 2,000 participants from government, business, community groups and civil society, law firms, investor organisations, UN bodies, national human rights institutions, trade unions, academia and the media.
“As a rapidly growing company, we recognize that corporate social responsibility is integral to our continued growth and success,” said Kayleigh Olander, Strategic Project Management Officer at Configit. Presenting on behalf of Configit, Olander discussed best practices of incorporating corporate social responsibility into an operational strategy.
“It is important to note that complying with these guiding principles is accessible for companies of all sizes,” added Olander. “Once a company becomes larger, it is more difficult to change. Defining and implementing a CSR plan from the beginning not only helps shape your growth path, but can be a guiding piece of your corporate strategy.”
The UN Human Rights Council established the Forum in 2011 to serve as a global platform for stakeholders to ”discuss trends and challenges in the implementation of the Guiding Principles and promote dialogue and cooperation on issues linked to business and human rights.” It is guided and chaired by the Working Group on Business and Human Rights, as per Human Rights Council resolutions 17/4 and 35/7.
Visit Configit’s website for more information about Configit’s commitment to corporate social responsibility.