The United Nations Global Compact International Yearbook 2012

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The main focus of this latest edition is the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The event marked a crossroad for sustainable development and set the sustainability agenda for the next decade. Therefore, the world expected that a strong call for responsible and sustainable business practices – as covered by the United Nations Global Compact – would emerge as a result. The aim of this publication is to provide a global overview of the achievements of the Global Compact. It offers proactive and in-depth information on key sustainability issues to stakeholders all around the world and promotes unique and comprehensive knowledge exchange and learning in the spirit of the Global Compact principles.




Yüksel has been one of the major contractor companies in the region around Turkey for almost 50 years. As a group of companies, Yüksel is also a pioneer in terms of its efforts toward sustainability. Following in the spirit of RiseAbility –Yüksel’s concept of sustainability – Yüksel was the first company in the region to publish a GRI-based sustainability report in its sector. Yüksel also became the first company in its sector to publish an ethical code of conduct and to measure its carbon footprint. What reshaped Yüksel’s CSR vision and changed it from a quality-oriented philanthropic company to an exemplary corporate citizen about sustainability was Yüksel’s participation in the UN Global Compact in 2006.


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