Our approach to Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG)
As a global Group with a focus on Africa and Latin America, Aldelia recognises the impact that good ESG practices can have on emerging economies and developed nations alike. We believe that work offers people the best opportunity to live more fulfilling lives – provided that they are treated with dignity and respect, and employed on terms that comply with laws designed to protect the workforce from unscrupulous behaviour.
Aldelia is a participant in the UN’s Global Compact, and is committed to meeting the fundamental responsibilities that agreement identifies in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption activities. Intrinsically linked to the Global Compact, the UN has also identified 17 Sustainable Development Goals, adopted unanimously by the member states in 2015. Aldelia’s ESG strategies embrace and support a number of these goals specifically, as well as the overarching principles they represent.
Goal 10 - Reduced Inequality, both within and between nations - is addressed by our first and second strategic pillars. Pillars one, three, and four align with Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth, which focuses on sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic development through productive employment and labour protections. Strategic pillar two contributes to Goal 5 - Gender Equality - while our fifth strategic pillar underlines our commitment to Goal 17 - Partnership for the Goals, strengthening the means of implementation and revitalising the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.
Our 5 strategic pillars
In 2023 Aldelia carried out an ESG audit through an independent agency. The objective was to assess the areas where we are doing well, and where there is work that remains to be done. Although the overall outcome was positive, we identified new areas of growth to address and look forward to continuing to develop our commitment to ESG.