NOVA AUSTRAL ADHERES TO THE GLOBAL COMPACT
Nova Austral adheres to the Global Compact. Nova Austral formalised its adhesion to the Chile Global Compact Network, making it the second salmon company in the country and the first Magellan company to join this initiative of the United Nations Organisation ( UN), which stands out for being the largest business sustainability organisation in the world and for promoting the 2030 Agenda and the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
With this incorporation, Nova Austral undertakes to integrate into its strategy and in all the processes of its operation the 10 universal principles promoted by the Global Pact in terms of human rights, the environment, labour relations and anti-corruption and states that its efforts in matters of sustainability will be aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
This is, therefore, a key step in the reconstruction process of the company, which in recent times has developed numerous initiatives that seek to operate with the highest standards of sustainability, environmental responsibility and good practices in the industry.
Among these initiatives, it should be noted that in 2020 Nova Austral developed a compliance area, with a new manager in charge who has vast experience in companies listed on the Stock Exchange; established numerous improvements in its internal controls, such as the new complaints channel or the certification of the crime prevention model; and recently published the company’s first Sustainability Report, corresponding to fiscal year 2020. In addition, as a result of the above, Nova Austral has obtained the BAP certification and recovered the ASC certification, the most demanding in the industry at an international level, for several of their cultivation centres.
“We are very happy and proud to become part of a network of business leaders, such as the Global Compact, which encourages sustainable development. At Nova Austral we are strongly committed to being an active actor in this area and we hope that this relationship will be a great tool to continue promoting concrete initiatives to advance towards the highest sustainability standards and respond to the commitment we make with our customers, suppliers, shareholders. , the communities, regulators and industry in general ”, comments Nicolás Larco, general manager of Nova Austral.
“The incorporation of Nova Austral into the Chile Global Compact Network is, without a doubt, a demonstration of the company’s genuine interest in advancing in terms of sustainability, contributing to the objectives set out in the 2030 Agenda and the incorporation of the ten principles of the organisation. The salmon industry has great challenges, especially in environmental matters, so the experience of Nova Austral, being a company in the southernmost region of the country, will allow them to share learnings and, on the other hand, will help them to expand knowledge in the different areas promoted by the organisation ”, highlights Margarita Ducci, executive director of the United Nations Global Compact Chile Network.
Global Compact is the largest business sustainability organisation in the world and the only United Nations initiative mandated to promote the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In Chile, Pacto Global has more than 100 partner companies committed to the Sustainable Development of the country, helping to promote the changes necessary to generate value through its working groups and participation in international programs. More information at www.pactolgoblal.cl