United Nations (UN) and Rhenus Lub working shoulder to shoulder

Rhenus Lub GmbH & Co KG is the first Mönchengladbach-based company to work with the United Nations (UN) Global Compact. Global Compact promotes partnerships with companies that advocate sustainable social, environmental and economic globalisation. Dr Max Reiners, CEO of the Mönchengladbach-based lubricant specialist: “As an internationally operating company, we wholeheartedly support the Global Compact principles. By entering into this partnership, we are showing our commitment to adhering to defined social and environmental standards in the fields of human rights, labour standards, environmental protection and combating corruption. We are dedicated to our corporate responsibility towards mankind and the environment.”

Rhenus Lub is one of the world’s leading lubricant specialists and, together with its subsidiaries and distribution partners, now operates in 31 countries.

Global Compact was founded in the year 2000. The then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, appealed to companies around the world to do their bit to ensure that the whole of mankind could benefit from globalisation and to make international growth more equitable. Around 5200 companies around the world are now working towards this aim.

Dr Max Reiners has a special relationship with Kofi Annan. As a member of the Mönchengladbach initiative committee, during the “Nobel prize winners in Mönchengladbach” series of events, he was responsible for an evening with the former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner, and got to know him personally. “Just like Kofi Annan, Rhenus Lub stands for responsibility towards its fellow man, respect, directness and fidelity to its principles. We also hope to demonstrate this through our new commitment”, explained Dr Max Reiners.

The Global Compact organisation has created sustainable structures to ensure its aims can be achieved. Every year, the participating companies must provide the UN Secretary-General with a Communication on Progress (COP), in which they report on the progress of their activities.

Further information is available at www.unglobalcompact.org