Planet Smart City joins United Nations Global Compact

Planet Smart City joins United Nations Global Compact
10/03/2021 , by , in INTERNATIONAL

Planet Smart City, the global leader in smart affordable housing, is pleased to announce it has joined the United Nations Global Compact and the UN Global Compact Network UK—a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices.

 As part of the UN Global Compact, Planet commits to the platform’s Ten Principles, embracing its responsibilities across human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. The business pledges to take proactive steps to support the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, recognising that people and planet must be able to thrive for any company to generate long-term value.

Planet is already engaged in concrete actions to support the SDGs. Enshrined in its manifesto is the belief that everyone has the fundamental right to adequate, safe and affordable housing. The company not only provides for this fundamental right in countries with some of the highest housing deficits, it supports inclusive and sustainable urbanization and builds capacity for participatory community development and management in line with SDG 11.3.

Planet empowers its residents to engage with each other and steer the future of their communities, providing equal access to infrastructure and services aligned to their needs. The business delivers across health, education, security and wellbeing, while the combination of the Planet App and in-person community managers helps residents develop a participatory model of local life that is well-equipped to tackle drivers of inequality. Planet is not only implementing this vision in its own communities, but is working with UN HABITAT to develop similar social innovations with slum communities in Nairobi.

The company is also supporting the environmental aspects of the UN’s agenda. Its communities are equipped with efficient utilities infrastructure, while residents are empowered with digital solutions that help them save water and energy. Planet is also constantly working towards new solutions through our global network of partners and aims to extend this commitment to R&D as a member of the UN Global Compact. 

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