Red Eléctrica takes part in the meeting chaired by Ban Ki-moon in Madrid

The UN Secretary-General meets with Spanish businessmen to inspire them to action in order to lead compliance with the United Nations Development Agenda.

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The Spanish Network of the United Nations Global Compact has organised a meeting between several of the most important companies in the country, its executive committee and Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, to provide the private sector with first-hand information on the Development Agenda presented in September and to encourage them to actively participate in its compliance. The meeting was attended by the Chief Executive Officer of Red Eléctrica de España, Juan Lasala, in representation of Company.

In the new scenario, the private sector “has a vital role to play in the success of each of the global goals” according to the Secretary-General. “Around the world, we see that the business community is mobilising like never before; an increasing number of companies understand that a more secure and sustainable world is synonymous with stronger companies and more prosperous markets”, recognized Ban Ki-moon in the presence of thirty business leaders willing to commit to the new Sustainable Development Goals.

Red Eléctrica took part as a founding member of the Spanish Network of the United Nations Global Compact and actively collaborates on this initiative. The most recent collaborations include the participation in a working group on Human Rights, aimed at generating a tool that facilitates the management of this aspect of the business, and the sponsorship and active participation in the RSE-PYME initiative to extend social responsibility to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In 2014, 50 SMEs that supply goods and services to Red Eléctrica received training free of charge in social responsibility and the drafting of their sustainability reports.