19 March 2018

SWIFT publishes its 2017 Communication on Progress to the UN Global Compact

SWIFT is committed to support the ten universally accepted principles of the UNCG and to advance those principles within our company.

SWIFT is pleased to announce the publication of our fifth annual Communication on Progress to the UN Global Compact, presenting our 2017 progress towards the Ten principles of the UN Global Compact, and herewith our support to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

In October 2012, SWIFT became a signatory to the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest strategic corporate platform for companies to align strategies and operations with Ten universally accepted Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions to advance societal goals. By joining the initiative, SWIFT also agreed to issue an annual Communication on Progress (COP), a public disclosure to stakeholders on progress made to implement the Ten Principles. 

SWIFT’s fifth annual COP was submitted in March 2018. This report shows the main tangible actions taken by SWIFT and the outcome achieved in 2017 with regards to the Ten Principles. 
In particular, it describes how SWIFT has progressed on a series of initiatives, both internally and externally. Internally we focused our efforts on reducing our impact on the environment, promoting diversity and inclusion, and ensuring wellbeing at work. Externally we continued our support of a growing number of organisations aiming to provide equitable quality education and access to financial services.

These actions, their results and how they support the UN Sustainable Development Goals are described in more details in this Communication on Progress.

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