SAMSON Commits to UN Global Compact

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SAMSON AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT commits to making the ten universal principles stipulated under the Global Compact initiative established by the United Nations concerning human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption part of SAMSON's corporate strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations. By implementing and observing these principles, SAMSON wants to contribute to the sustainable development of markets, trade, technologies, and financial affairs to the benefit of everybody worldwide. Over 13,000 civilian, political, and scientific companies and organizations in 170 countries support the goals of the UN Global Compact.

In his letter to the UN Secretary-General, the SAMSON CEO Dr. Andreas Widl emphasized SAMSON's commitment to the UN Global Compact as follows: "SAMSON AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT will make a clear statement of this commitment to our stakeholders and the general public. We support public accountability and transparency, and therefore commit to report on progress [...] annually."

For SAMSON as a family-owned business with over 100 years' corporate history, it is natural to assume social responsibility. Currently, SAMSON is very active in the integration of refugees into the labor market; 30 additional jobs have been created for this purpose. The outcome after one year: 4 persons were given permanent jobs, 8 enrolled in a vocational training program, and 12 received sponsorship contracts to help them prepare for vocational training. 40 employees volunteer as sponsors to assist with integration. By supporting the UN Global Compact, SAMSON puts its numerous activities into a global context.