UN Global Compact & the SDGs
Link joined the UN Global Compact in 2021. A requirement for our participation is that we produce an annual report that details our work to embed the Ten Universal Principles in our strategies and operations, as well as efforts to support societal priorities and commitment to sustainability. The initiative approved our first report in October 2021.
Furthermore, We systematically assess and report on our impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of our sustainability strategy. The areas where we can contribute most to support the development, and thus the SDGs that we focus on at Link are 'Gender Equality', 'Decent Work and Economic Growth', 'Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure', 'Responsible Consumption and Production' and 'Climate Action' (SDGs 5, 8, 9, 12, and 13).
Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
In July 2023, Link received approval of our Science Based Targets, through committing to the SBTI's streamlined and predefined routes for small and medium enterprises. Thus, we have committed to reducing absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 42% by 2030 from a 2022 base year to support limiting global warming to 1.5°C following the Paris Agreement.
Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs)
At Link we actively take responsibility in adhering to laws on discrimination and policies dealing with gender and equality in the countries in which we operate. We value what diversity brings to a working environment, and we believe in supporting all genders in opportunities and career goals and have a zero tolerance for gender discrimination. Gender diversity is a part of our 2025 ambition and Link has a committed to reaching a goal of 40% females in management positions by 2025, but also to focus on increasing the share of female employees at all levels.
To help us reach our goals, we signed The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in December 2022, which will be used as a framework and guideline for future strategic work with gender equality. The WEPs are informed by international labor and human rights standards. They are grounded in the recognition that businesses have a stake in, as well as a responsibility for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
We encourage our employees to act with kindness, be friendly and help foster an inclusive culture to avoid adverse impacts on their own or others’ human rights.