Veridos joins the UN Global Compact
Berlin, 10 June 2021 – Veridos, a leading provider of integrated identity solutions, today announced it has joined the United Nations (U.N.) Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to undertake partnerships in support of U.N. goals.
“Veridos supports the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption”, says Veridos CEO Andreas Räschmeier. “We are proud to be a signatory company of the UN Global Compact. While our past actions have already demonstrated clear support to advance the broader development goals of the U.N., particularly the Sustainable Development Goals, the signing of the UNGC publicly underlines our commitment.”
With its solutions, Veridos is contributing to the UN Sustainability Goals, especially the 16.9 target, which states that every human being should have a legal identity by 2030. The impact of having a legal identity and an official form of identification, such as an ID card or passport, is immense. For an individual, this not only means belonging to a country, but also guarantees access to social benefits and services such as health care, education, humanitarian aid, and financial support. An official identity enables you to exercise your rights and responsibilities in society, such as the right to vote and the right to inheritance. A passport allows us to travel across borders for both business and leisure. An internationally recognized travel document is also important, for example, when someone needs medical care abroad.
In Bangladesh, for example, Veridos is currently implementing one of the biggest ePassport projects in Asia, which will facilitate travel for millions of inhabitants while also creating local jobs. Furthermore, in the Republic of Iraq, Veridos introduced highly secure national eID cards based on a reliable, consistent national register, which today forms Iraq's strong eID backbone. More than 15 million eID cards have been issued to Iraqi citizens.