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WORLD WITH PURPOSE PLEDGE

GIVING BUSINESS A PURPOSE FOR IMPACT

We, the undersigned business leaders and organizations in the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”), recognize the urgent need to embrace purpose-led strategies that drive positive impact for both people and planet. We believe that businesses have a crucial role to play in delivering global prosperity and shaping a sustainable and inclusive future where no one is left behind. 

THE PRINCIPLES

Purpose Unleashed We commit to defining a purpose beyond profit, guiding our path and inspiring stakeholders. Purpose ignites positive change and commercial success.

Sustainability Integrated Sustainability is intrinsic to purpose. We’ll embed it across operations, supply chains, and value creation. Circular economies, ethical conduct, and reduced footprints drive us.

Impact Amplified Empowering employees, customers, and communities is vital. Inclusion, fair practices, social causes, and community engagement form our impact core.

Collaborate for Change Together, we achieve purposeful impact. We’ll partner with businesses, governments, and stakeholders to innovate solutions for systemic challenges.

Transparent & Accountable Transparency fuels progress. Robust reporting measures will showcase our ESG performance. Integrity and ethics steer our responsible practices.

Innovation for Tomorrow Learning and innovation power purpose. Investments in research and knowledge-sharing breed new models for positive, sustainable growth.

OUR COMMITMENT

  1. We support the view that companies must have a clear purpose, a coherent strategy and a long-term view to survive and thrive in tomorrow’s world. We have seen bold and innovative, purpose-first organizations repeatedly demonstrate that leading with purpose is not only a means to drive positive change within their communities, but also a commercially viable strategy that positively disrupts their industries and earns them the long-term loyalty of their customers.
  1. By signing this pledge, we commit to transforming our businesses in the UAE to become purpose-led, driving impact for the betterment of people and the planet. Together, we will create a business ecosystem that fosters sustainable development, social well-being, and environmental stewardship beyond profitability. We invite fellow businesses, organizations, and stakeholders to join us on this transformative journey, for the benefit of current and future generations.
  1. We commit to contributing meaningfully to the pressing challenges of our time prioritising those outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”), and to lead conversations with public and private sector partners and stakeholders to recognize and incentivize the ‘purpose-first’ sector as an emerging fourth sector, critically important to global wellbeing. 
  1. Beyond the interests of our shareholders, we commit to prioritizing the welfare of our employees, putting climate and the environment as a whole at the heart of our strategies and investments, the fair and ethical treatment of our suppliers, and service towards our communities. We aim to achieve this through responsible investments in ESG-aligned and impactful community ventures, adopting planet-friendly and ethical consumption practices, and supply chain sustainability. We believe this approach to purpose-driven business is essential for creating sustainable and positive social and environmental impact.
  1. With this pledge, we are taking a crucial step towards supporting the rise of a purpose-first economy that prioritizes the well-being of our planet and its inhabitants. 
  1. We invite leaders and organizations to join us in signing this pledge to transform UAE businesses into purpose-led forces, fostering sustainable development, social well-being, and environmental stewardship for the benefit of present and future generations.

This pledge is an expression of intent and not legally binding.

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