PUŁAWY Competence Center in Yearbook 2015
In response to an appeal of the Secretary General of the United Nations, the local red United Nations Compact in Poland publishes the Yearbook Report 2015. More than 120 of Polish companies and institutions that have an influence on various fields of economy and social life show in what manner their activities contribute to the realization of 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
On 26th-27th of September 2015, the UN General Assembly accepted Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which are a development map for all 194 countries of the world. SDG are a new and global mechanism of measuring and monitoring development in the world. During United Nations Sustainable Summit, the UN Secretary General stressed that the newly defined goals will be reached if not only national organs but above all business and science will be engaged in its realization.
“In order to plan and wisely incorporate the SDG it is necessary to cooperate, above all, on the national and local level. The role of Global Compact in Poland is a coordination of works of business, science and administration in order to implement SDG in Poland in the fullest possible way” summed up Kamil Wyszkowski, the Director General of Global Compact in Poland.
Already more than one year ago Global Compact in Poland invited public administration as well as the world of science and business to create together the Global Compact Yearbook 2015. The publication presents the newest trends, changing standards and strategies of companies, public and private institutions for the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals. In publication many essential economic and social areas influencing development of the world and Poland were mentioned. Yearbook is a publication indicating norms and standards of company works in the scope of the whole chain of supplies related to such aspects as human rights, environment protection, anti-corruption strategy or a sustainable development. Authors of the publication not always agree but every time they indicate what was possible to achieve in a particular area so far and what changes Poland will face on the way to realization of SDG.
In the field of sustainable development, an especially important issue for the fertilizers branch is the influence of agriculture on food safety in the world. Experts of the PUŁAWY Competence Center focused on this subject in the report titled “25 Years of Polish Agriculture. Food Safety in Europe”. The report has been noticed by the representatives of initiative of the UN Secretary General United Nations Global Compact in Poland. “The report supported by reliable analysis, research and statistics says that the agriculture is presently the fourth biggest economy sector in Poland. Export of agri-food products is more than 13 per cent of the total worth of Polish export. In years 2003-2014 the value of Polish agri-food export increased considerably from 4.01 million euro to 21,35 million euro and our country is placed on the eight place among the most important food exporters in EU” – Zenon Pokojski Ph.D., coordinator of the PUŁAWY Competence Centre, writes about the most important issues of the report in the Yearbook 2015.