Concern over climate change has increased considerably in recent years for very good reasons: The World Meteorological Organization has warned in its recent report that global warming will continue to produce more and more fires and worsen air quality. In addition, the United Nations Organization (UN) points out that this phenomenon “has caused the loss of local species, an increase in diseases and has driven the massive mortality of plants and animals, giving rise to the first climate-driven extinctions.”
For all these causes, all public and private organizations must begin to act more sustainable with the planet and society to preserve the future. These motivations are enough for any company to take action and adhere to the United Nations Global Compact. This initiative brings together companies from around the world and establishes ten basic principles of action in different areas related to SDGs.
For this reason, and coinciding with the celebration of the World Day of Action (SDG) yesterday, September 25, Virtual Cable reinforces its commitment to sustainability by announcing its adherence to the initiative. This step is aligned with the values that have been part of the company since its inception. Thus, the organization contributes to fulfilling the SDGs, with particular emphasis on objectives 4, 8, 9, 12, and 13. Además, gracias a su tecnología VDI, ayuda a clientes de todo el mundo a operar de manera sostenible, logrando ser más rentables y resilientes, generar un mejor valor de marca y tener mayor acceso al capital.
How does Virtual Cable contribute to the fulfillment of the SDGs?
A clear example of how Virtual Cable does its bit in the achievement of SDG 4, focused on quality education, is the recent segmentation of its software UDS Enterprise to adapt to the specific needs of educational institutions in terms of desktop virtualization. A specific case is that of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, which has adopted the VDI solution to facilitate universal access to training programs, regardless of the type of device users have, or the country in which they are, favoring equal opportunities.virtualización de escritorios. A specific case is that of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, which has adopted the VDI solution to facilitate universal access to training programs, regardless of the type of device users have, or the country in which they are, favoring equal opportunities.
In addition, Virtual Cable is committed to SDG 8, decent work and economic growth. Thanks to its solutions facilitating remote working, promoting conciliation, and allowing savings for companies and their employees it contributes to this goal. Similarly, the company is strongly committed to young talent and equality. In line with ODS 9, UDS Enterprise helps Virtual Cable customers reduce their carbon footprintsince its implementation reduces energy consumption and is prepared for adopting 5G.
On the other hand, responsible production and consumption, backed by SDG 12, is another of the organization’s founding values. This objective is reflected in the design of customized VDI solutions for each sector that allow extending the life of computer equipment and reusing it, favoring the circular economy and limiting the purchase of hardware. In addition, in line with SDG 13 for climate action, Virtual Cable trains its employees in the fight against climate change and avoids mobility to reduce emissions. Its products facilitate the efficient use of energy. They allow the use of low-power devices, whose electricity consumption is minimal. Thus, it strengthens its commitment to environmental responsibility, fostering initiatives that promote the protection and responsible consumption of natural resources.
What are the benefits of being in the Network of the Global Compact?
The Global Compact initiative establishes ten fundamental principles that seek to develop basic guidelines for action to improve the sustainability indexes in the member companies. These are structured around four main axes: human rights, labor standards, the environment, and anti-corruption. Membership also implies that companies must communicate and publish progress in sustainability through a Progress Report or annual sustainability report reviewed by experts.
In this way, the company’s managers and employees will have access to education and training related to the SDGs and business sustainability to achieve the necessary knowledge and skills to maximize their contribution to the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations. Virtual Cable thus reinforces its commitment to the environment and society and will use all these tools to continue improving and optimizing its activity to build a better world, especially for future generations.