The mobilization of a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with the Ten Principles on the United Nations Global Compact and other strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation. The United Nations global compact with over 9500 business and non-business participants in 135 countries has signed on the Artisans Association of Ghana as a partnering member of the United Nations Global Compact.
The Artisans Association of Ghana is a social enterprise that enables sustainable livelihoods for men, women, and youth in the informal sector, skill training, and upgrading in the artisan industry. The association which can boast of over 10000 members has a linked collaboration with NVTI, Covet, and other training providers with trade skills such as Masonry, Electricals, plumbing, steel bending, welding, tiling, landscaping, etc. The association which also has specialized skills programs for supervisors and engineers with direct and measurable impact in increasing on-site productivity levels, reducing waste on-site, improving safety standards, and coordination at work.
It has many successful projects with the Global communities, Gratis Foundation, African Career Centre, Txt Ghana, NVTI, Cotvet, BUSAC FUND, Skill development Fund, and WUSC, etc.
The President of the Artisans Association of Ghana, Mr. Gideon Bidor expressed his sincere gratitude and pledged to the united nation global compact to help keep the sustainable development goals at every aspect of activities of the association.
He acknowledges that the partnering has come in at the time of the world experiencing COVID-19 pandemic and the need for business to strive on strategies and policies to better its members and the world in general. "We are grateful to be a partnering member of this wealthy course and just like we always deliver on every important mandate, keeping the ten principles of the UN Global Compact (Human Rights, Labor, Environment, and anti-corruption) will be added to our hallmark and observe by every member of the association. We are grateful to all project partners and welcome every partner who wants to work with our association, the construction industry has become core and important to every national economy."
The united global compact was launched in the year 2000 to supports the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible cooperate practices. It focuses on the ten principles of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. Under the Global Compact, collaborative space is set to generate and implement advanced cooperate sustainability practices and also working closely with UN agencies, labour groups, and society to lead the era of sustainability with relevant experts and stakeholders.
The artisans' associations are very grateful to be part of the community of business to implement the new era of action and impact.