Esaote is among the signatories of the Manifesto “Business for People and Society” drafted by UN Global Compact Network Italy.

Genoa, March 29th 2024 – Esaote S.p.A., a leading Italian innovator in medical imaging, is pleased to announce that it has signed the Manifesto “Business for People and Society,” the text addressed to companies and drafted by UN Global Compact Network Italy, the local network of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

By signing the Manifesto, Esaote commits to strengthen the role of the social dimension in its business strategies, in order to create long-term value also in the supply chain and in the communities where it operates. The Manifesto is available here.

"We at Esaote are convinced that the performance of work activities does not only concern the economic sphere, but is a factor of social promotion and improvement of the quality of life," said Franco Fontana, CEO of Esaote. "Health with care" is our motto and our idea of care is also manifested through transparency, fairness and the evolution of our behaviour, for the protection of the environment, the creation of a safe, fair, inclusive workplace, and the application of increasingly responsible corporate governance policies. It is also Esaote's objective to act on the whole value chain of the Supply Chain, involving all the Group's employees, on a global scale, as well as its commercial and technological partners, in order to create, together, a real culture of sustainability".

The UN Global Compact is a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General with a mandate to lead and support the global business community in promoting the goals and values of the United Nations through responsible business practices. With more than 20,000 participating companies and more than 3,800 nonprofit signatories based in 167 countries and 62 local networks, the UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

The UN Global Compact operates in Italy through the UN Global Compact Network Italy (UNGCN Italy), an organization established as a Foundation in 2013 after ten years of activity as an informal group. First and foremost, the Italian Network works to promote the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles through institutional dialogue and dissemination of good sustainability practices. Likewise, it is committed to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations for 2030. More than 600 Italian companies and nonprofit organizations participate in the UN Global Compact.

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