The report, “Pioneering a sustainable future: making it happen,” gives an update on progress against the targets for 2022 published in the 2018 Sustainability Report. In order to accelerate the company’s progress towards a more sustainable future, five priority areas were identified: water, energy, effluent and emissions, social and living sustainably.
Since then, Coats has confirmed participation in, and commitment to, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Coats is fully committed to the UNGC Principles on human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption, and continues to progress the implementation of these principles in operations and across its supply chain. It also identified the most relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to its business operations and will continue to ensure that its activities are contributing towards the achievement of these goals.
The 2019 report combines a broad overview of Coats’ sustainability activities with the first formal Communication on Progress (COP) as UNGC participants. As a COP, the report describes Coats’ actions and performance in relation to the Principles and the progress Coats is making towards the sustainability targets set and the relationship that these bear to the SDGs.