CEO & President Neemat Frem submitted an official Letter of Commitment to UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres in August 2017, stating INDEVCO’s intent to abide by The Ten Principles of UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. “I am pleased to confirm that INDEVCO supports United Nations Global Compact’s Ten Principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. With this letter, we communicate our intent to implement those principles…We will also collaborate on projects that advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, specifically the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
As part of its corporate philosophy, ‘What is good for the community is good for the company’, INDEVCO’s global sustainability initiatives focus on social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and responsible product development and coincide with UN SDGs. Social responsibility initiatives relate directly to:
- SDG3: Good health & wellbeing
- SDG 4: Quality education
- SDG 5: Gender equality
- SDG 8: Decent work & economic growth
The group’s environmental sustainability and responsible product development initiatives align with:
- SDG 7: Affordable & clean energy
- SDG 12: Responsible consumption & production
Across all initiatives, INDEVCO partners with local and regional and international government entities, universities, and associations to achieve progress.
INDEVCO member companies are members of the Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL).
INDEVCO, a multinational manufacturing group headquartered in Lebanon, consists of over 60 manufacturing plants and commercial companies employing over 10,400 employees in 14 countries. Member companies manufacture personal care and household disposables, away-from-home disposables, paper, corrugated, and plastic packaging, printing plates and inks, jumbo tissue rolls, converting machinery, and renewable energy solutions.