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Monday, September 28 2020 - 13:01
AsiaNet
Yili and More Than 200 Business Leaders Pledge Support for Renewed Global Cooperation as the United Nations Turns 75
BEIJING, Sept. 28, 2020 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

Companies from over 100 countries demonstrated their support for the Statement 
from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation presented to UN Secretary 
- General Antonio Guterres by Sanda Ojiambo, the CEO & Executive Director of 
the UN Global Compact on September 21, 2020 to mark the UN's 75th anniversary. 

As the invited representative of food industry entrepreneurs, chairman and 
president of global healthy food producer Yili Group Pan Gang signed the 
statement together with over 200 CEOs of major global companies, including Alex 
Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson, Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, and Punit 
Renjen, Global CEO of Deloitte Global, to express his support for the United 
Nations' call to jointly lead the world onto a more equitable, inclusive and 
sustainable path of development and to "unite in the business for a better 
world".

Pan believes that cooperation for mutual benefit makes all party stronger 
winners. And this is what Yili has been promoting all along. The company takes 
the initiative to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 
(SDGs), promote in-depth cooperation with its global partners to jointly build 
a "global health ecosystem", and endorses sustainable development with specific 
programs.

-In 2016, at the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 
Cancun, Mexico, Yili signed the Business and Biodiversity Pledge, becoming the 
first Chinese company to sign the pledge.

-In 2017, Yili becomes the first Chinese food company to join the United 
Nations Global Compact.

-In 2019, Yili signed agreements with 13 global strategic partners, including 
Tetra Pak, Cargill and Fin Meiyi, to jointly build the industry's first "global 
network for sustainable supply chain" at the 2nd China International Import 
Expo.

-In 2020, Yili will launch the "Global Health ecosystem Joint Initiative" with 
its global partners DuPont, Chr Hansen, GEA, Roquette at the World Economic 
Forum's Annual Meeting to draw a blueprint for a "global health ecosystem " and 
promote the sustainable development of the entire industry chain.

Source: Yili Group

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