Yokogawa Electric Corp. has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Yokogawa believes that it will now be able to accelerate its efforts to foster sustainability and thereby help to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
WBCSD is a CEO-led organisation of almost 200 global companies that aims to have a positive impact on business, the environment, and society by encouraging the pursuit of sustainable practices. In so doing, it aims to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world and ensure the long-term success of its member companies.
In a statement, Yokogawa said that its decision to join the organization was driven by an awareness of the need for a response to pressing environmental issues.
Takashi Nishijima, Yokogawa President and CEO, said: “We are honoured to become a member of WBCSD and to work together with it to realise a sustainable society. Joining WBCSD is a step forward in these efforts. We take seriously our responsibility to address environmental issues and other challenges that the world faces today, and are eager to contribute toward the realisation of a better world by using our knowledge and capabilities in collaboration with our fellow WBCSD members.”
Peter Bakker, WBCSD President and CEO, added: “WBCSD is proud to welcome Yokogawa. Their pledge to become a company that strives to drive the transition to a sustainable society makes Yokogawa and WBCSD a perfect fit. We look forward to supporting Yokogawa in this goal. We are also pleased to support them as they innovate and implement new business solutions for addressing global challenges, such as a changing climate and the shortage of water resources.”
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