Pretoria - Eight state-owned companies signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) on Thursday, pledging their commitment to a green world economy.
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said in Pretoria the companies under his portfolio would align their operations with the provisions of the UNGC without curtailing financial viability.
Senior officials from Eskom, SA Airways, Transnet, SA Express, arms manufacturer Denel, diamond miner Alexkor, telecommunications company Broadband Infraco, and the SA Forestry Company signed the pact.
Gigaba said the symbolic signing was evidence of government’s dedication to combating problems caused by climate change.
“Our objective is to make a fair contribution to the global efforts that seek to stabilise greenhouse gas while being cognisant of the outcomes.”