Global Compact Network Romania
Through a Letter of Intent sent on April 17th, 2014 by the United Nations Global Compact Office in New York and signed by Mr. Walid Nagy, Head of Local Networks, The CSR Agency received a mandate to work on establishing a Global Compact local network in Romania (GCRo).
In a poor context that doesn’t support sustainability, companies can’t develop effectively. The majority of multinational companies with Romanian branches that now lead the economic development of the country are already signatories of the Global Compact’s Ten Principles. We welcome them in this effort to ensure together the sustainability of the local economic environment.
Dragoș Tuță, Executive Director Global Compact Network Romania
With the Global Compact Network Romania, we have the opportunity to build a new communication and action platform. It is our wish to be innovative in motivating and influencing the stakeholders of each and every company, to create long-term effects. Our actions will have a stronger impact as business, government and civil society will embrace a process that can prove to be a good collaboration example between the public and private sector.
Mariana Gheorghe, CEO OMV Petrom Romania
Governance & Steering Committee
The governance documents of Global Compact Network Romania are:
- Memorandum of Understanding
- Governance Structure
At the beginning, the 22 founding participants elected the 7 members of the Steering Committee, chaired by Mrs Mariana Gheorghe, CEO – OMV Petrom, the first Representative of the Global Compact Network Romania. See the up-dated structure of the Steering Committee.
As we have been for more than two years signatory of the Principles for Responsible Management Education, part of the UN, we were glad to hear about the initative of bringing in Romania the GCN, especially when Romania was the only country in the region that the network was not implanted in. In this context, our presence among the first supporters of the UNGC in Romania is normal. We envisioned to support and promote concepts such as: reponsible management, shared value, social action. All that we wish for now is to see more and more companies, especially Romania based, and NGOs to join this initiative.
Dora Surugiu, Managing Partner of the Association Maastricht School of Management Bucharest
We always involve in projects that bring value in the communities where we operate and that reduce the footprint. By participating at the building of the Global Compact Netowrk Romania, we wish to adopt a role in promoting high standards in sustainability and business in Romania.
Jaak Mikkel, General Manager Coca-Cola HBC Romania
The expansion of the UNGC in Romania shows that we reached a critical mass and that we must encourage the entire business community to join our effort to strengthen the sustainability of the Romanian business environment. EY has joined the UN Global Compact Network Romania as a founder, because we believe in the Ten Principles that govern this initiative. We wish that other companies from the country join us, because only this way we will create the ecosystem that can generate sustainable solutions for the future of Romania.
Bogdan Ion, Country Managing Partner EY Romania
Joining the UN Global Compact was a normal step for Raiffeisen Bank, continuing the company’s will to promote responsible business practices. Obviously, we decided to be part of the Global Compact Network Romania which we hope, not too late in the future, to bring together more and more companies based in Romania which are preoccupied by sustainability.
Steven van Groningen, President and CEO Raiffeisen Bank
We are the biggest operator for integrated services on the telecom market thanks to our strategic and comercial actions, but the road to the leader position would be impossible to build without our long term efforts to support the development a sustainable business environment and a sustainable society. We remain faithful to our statement of responsible operation on the market, in the society, towards the environment, aligned with the Ten Principles of the UNGC, principles that Telekom Romania respects as early as 2010.
Miroslav Majoroš, CEO Telekom Romania