TELT has become a founding member of the UN Global Compact Network Italy, the Italian section of the global network created by the United Nations to promote a sustainable global economy: respectful of human and labour rights, environmental protection and the fight against corruption.
The acquisition of Founder status was decided by the Foundation’s Board of Directors on 28 February 2022. In this capacity, the public promoter of the Lyon-Turin railway line participates in the general assembly, with voting rights in the board of directors and on the annual strategic plan.
In this new role, TELT, which has been a member of the French section of the Global Compact since November 2015, reinforces its commitment to ensuring that the new railway infrastructure between Italy and France is built in accordance with the international guidelines of sustainable development, with positive impacts on all its stakeholders, in economic, social and environmental terms.
It is a challenge of excellence played out at various levels during the realisation of the project: a strategy of sustainable procurement, with particular attention on the issue of competition through information tools to ensure maximum participation of the best operators on the market; a bi-national anti-mafia regulation, the first example of this in Europe, to fight against the possible infiltration of criminal organisations into the project; a code of ethics forming an integral part of the contractual documents, which binds all suppliers to comply with stringent rules regarding personnel, safety, environment and anti-corruption.
Since its foundation in 2000, more than 18,000 companies from 160 countries worldwide have joined the Global Compact. More than 400 business and non-business players (private foundations, business associations, universities, etc.) participate in the Italian network, of which more than 70 are “Founding Members”.