Acting responsibly: Xella joined UN Global Compact

Xella Group has joined the world's largest and most important initiative for responsible corporate governance: The United Nations Global Compact. Xella is committed to the ten sustainable principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment, and corruption prevention.

Acting responsibly: Xella joined UN Global Compact

Human Rights

1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
2. Business make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
4. the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
5. the effective abolition of child labor; and
6. the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


7. Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
8. undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
9. encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.


Acting responsibly: Xella joined UN Global Compact

This is more than just a lip service; we want to make a difference and be pioneers for our industry! We support the principles of the UN Global Compact as well as the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations with our sustainability strategy and our ambitious targets along our entire value chain from raw material sourcing and product development to our engagement with employees and customers.

As a company, we want to make an impact: Both with our energy-efficient, sustainable products and with resource-conserving and CO2-reduced production processes, as well as responsible and ethically impeccable business practices. This potential obliges and we want to exploit it in order to support energy-efficient, cost-effective and sustainable construction, housing, and living.

About UN Global Compact:

The UN Global Compact is the world's largest and most important initiative for responsible corporate governance, which more than 15,000 companies and organizations from more than 160 countries have already joined. Based on ten universal principles and the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Global Compact pursues the goal of an inclusive and sustainable global economy for the benefit of all people, communities, and markets, today and in the future.

This article was originally published on Xella in February 2021.

Carmen Fernández
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Carmen Fernández

Communication manager URSA Insulation & Iberia