To celebrate World Oceans Day, Mary Kay Inc announced that it has committed to two crucial causes in protecting the world’s waterways: the CEO Water Mandate and the United Nations Global Compact’s Sustainable Ocean Principles.
The news comes in the midst of a nationwide festival tour of the Mary Kay-produced Guardians of the Gulf, an eye-opening documentary, exploring the tumultuous relationship between the Gulf of Mexico and the conservationists determined to protect it.
Mary Kay, a global advocate for environmental consciousness and corporate responsibility in a statement said the CEO Water Mandate is a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General and the UN Global Compact, implemented in partnership with the Pacific Institute.
The Mandate mobilises a critical mass of business leaders to address global water challenges through corporate water stewardship, in partnership with the United Nations, governments, civil society organisations, and other stakeholders.
Meanwhile, the United Nations Global Compact’s Sustainable Oceans Principles, produced in consultation with over 300 stakeholders, provide a framework for responsible business practices in the Ocean across sectors and geographies.
Endorsing the Sustainable Ocean Principles is an aspirational pledge undertaken by companies of all sizes, sectors and levels of ocean stewardship maturity.
With this announcement, Mary Kay joins business leaders from worldwide in setting clear and shared expectations industry-wide for a healthy and productive ocean.
Filmed, directed and produced by an all-female crew, Guardians of the Gulf has been screened at nearly a dozen film festivals and was recently awarded two Telly Awards for Non-Broadcast General-Nature/Wildlife and Non-Broadcast General-Doc.
Mary Kay, which is set to announce its global sustainability strategy later this year, will work with the CEO Water Mandate and the United Nations Global Compact’s Sustainable Ocean Principles to further its commitment to water stewardship.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency