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Port of Montreal joins UN Global Compact

On Earth Day, Canada’s Montreal Port Authority (MPA) joined the United Nations Global Compact, a global initiative focused on developing, implementing and promoting good corporate sustainability practices.

Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact is a call to companies around the world to address global challenges and build a better world. With more than 15,000 companies in over 160 countries, it is an international movement of responsible enterprises that align their strategies and operations with the principles of sustainability in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, for everyone’s benefit.

This announcement is said to be fully in line with the values that have underpinned the strategic vision and management of MPA activities for many decades.

As a signatory to the AIVP 2030 Agenda of the Worldwide Network of Port Cities, the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization and the Montreal Climate Partnership, the MPA has implemented a number of practical actions. It has also forged international partnerships aimed at protecting the environment and biodiversity and reducing its carbon footprint.

“As a port authority, the MPA has a fundamental role to play in fostering and supporting corporate social responsibility in its sphere of activity,” Martin Imbleau, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority, pointed out.

“The principles of the United Nations Global Compact are at the heart of our corporate culture and we are further strengthening our commitment and ambitions for sustainable development with conviction and determination.”

MPA operates the Port of Montreal, the second largest port in Canada and a diversified transshipment center.

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