Recognition from the UN Global Compact “is a sign we are on the right track”, says TECHIIA managing partner Oleg Krot.
TECHIIA, a holding company that brings together a number of businesses across the world operating in IT infrastructure, software development and integration, real estate development, merchandise manufacturing and distribution, and esports, has been named as one of the winners of the Partnership for Sustainable Development.
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The contest is held annually by the UN Global Compact Network in Ukraine to highlight best practices in sustainable development from business and the public sector.
TECHIIA won the award, in the Society category, for its project Get well soon!, which is implemented in partnership with the Charitable Foundation Angel of Life, the NGO Foundation for Direct Aid and the Regional Clinical Children’s Hospital in Kropyvnytskyi. It is a comprehensive project that helps fight childhood cancer in Ukraine. As part of the project, TECHIIA provides hospitals with modern equipment and finances the Eva Inclusion and Correction Center.
“The award from the UN Global Compact is a signal that we are on the right track,” says Oleg Krot, managing partner of TECHIIA holding.
“For us, sustainable development is not a trend. It is a part of our life and culture. Therefore, we will continue and in 2022 we will implement even more projects within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”
This year, 22 projects by companies from Ukraine, Croatia, Belarus, Georgia and Turkey were competing in the Society category. Together with TECHIIA, winners were Osvitoria – a non-profit public organisation that promotes and contributes to the development of education in Ukraine – and Ukrsibbank.
“There were so many people willing to take part in the contest that this year we were forced to accept applications only from participants of the UN Global Compact. We received more than 100 questionnaires from companies from five Eastern European countries. It was not easy to choose the best, but TECHIIA’s project was among those that impressed our international jury the most. Its comprehensive approach, sustainability, and quality results for stakeholders made TECHIIA this year’s winners,” says Tatiana Saharuk, chief executive director of the UN Global Compact Ukraine.
The projects were evaluated by an international jury, which included: Antonio Hatle, executive director of Global Compact Network in Switzerland and Liechtenstein; Reid Steadman, managing director and global head of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and innovation at S&P Dow Jones Indices; Vanessa Hans, a private sector specialist at the Basel Institute; Apurv Gupta, head of the CEO study programme at Accenture; Cristina Sánchez, executive director of the UN Global Compact Spain; Albert S. Fahuri, president of the CIAAD.
The Partnership for Sustainable Development contest has been running since 2018 to promote the sustainable development goals and promote partnerships between businesses, business associations, governments, civil society and academia.
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