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Unicargas becomes a member of the United Nations Global Compact

The national cargo carrier, freight forwarder and port and airport terminal operator (Unicargas) will become a member of the United Nations Global Compact after being admitted last month.

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The United Nations Global Compact is an initiative created by Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), which aims to raise awareness among businesses to adopt internationally accepted values in the realization of its activities in terms of human rights, labor relations, the environment and combating corruption.

Joaquim Piedade, coordinator of the Unicargas Management Commission, considered that the carrier is prepared to face the challenges imposed by the Global Pact.

According to the newspaper Mercado, the company will be represented, at the Global Pact, by Ondina Baltazar.

The responsible considered that this admission "is an achievement" that will link "a set of companies that are committed to a sustainable management", which will increase the credibility of our country "at national and international level".

Angola has only seven companies that have voluntarily joined the United Nations Global Compact against corruption: the ports of Cabinda, Lobito, Luanda and Namibe, the Christian Association of Managers and Directors, the Ethics Committee Angola and finally Unicargas.

Despite being a voluntary adhesion, the Global Pact allows companies, both public and private, to create partnerships to fight corruption.