We Joined the United Nations Global Compact

The UNGC is a voluntary initiative launched in 2000, encouraging global businesses and organizations to adopt sustainable and socially responsible practices. Participants commit to ten principles covering human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption, in addition to laying the groundwork for the Sustainable Development Goals, fostering collaboration for a more just, sustainable and inclusive global economy.

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Why did we join?

The participation in the UNGC opens doors to a global community of businesses committed to sustainability. Through its extensive network, companies have the opportunity to forge partnerships, share insights, and collaborate on initiatives that drive meaningful change worldwide. In an increasingly interconnected world, this global networking capability is invaluable for staying ahead of the curve on sustainability trends and best practices.

"By joining the UNGC, Kautex can show the determination to work towards sustainability from environmental to social issues on a global scale," said Sophie Louis, Director of Energy and Sustainability.


Navigating the complexities of sustainability can be daunting, but UNGC membership provides a roadmap for success. From guidance on setting ambitious goals to access to a wealth of resources and best practices, the UNGC equips Kautex Textron with tools needed to integrate sustainability seamlessly into operations.

Senior Specialist of Sustainability Thi Do stated: "Only the combined efforts of businesses can move the global economy towards a sustainable development which is why we as Kautex joined the UNGC to become a part of this movement."


The UNGC serves as a badge of honor, signaling to stakeholders and consumers alike that Kautex Textron is dedicated to upholding ethical standards. By pledging to adhere to its principles, Kautex not only enhances its reputation but also solidifies credibility as a responsible corporate company.

Sustainability Intern Lisa Marie Josten added "This is one of the many steps toward a more sustainable future for all! Companies such as Kautex must leverage their influence to steer toward positive social and environmental pathways, ensuring sustainable economies thrive."


How will our membership work? 

Kautex Textron has formally committed to uphold the ten Principles of UNGC and demonstrates its dedication to actively advancing sustainability by submitting the annual Communication on Progress (CoP) to track and showcase progress along the sustainability journey.

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You can learn more about the Ten Principles at this link. 

About Kautex

At Kautex, we are driving the future. As a Tier One automotive supplier with more than 30 plants in 13 countries, Kautex designs, develops and manufactures traditional and hybrid fuel systems, advanced cleaning solutions for assisted and autonomous driving, engine camshafts and plastic industrial packaging solutions. A pioneer in the design and manufacture of automotive plastic fuel systems, Kautex is expanding its portfolio to offer smart products and data-driven services to our customers, including thermoplastic composite and composite-metal hybrid battery systems. From a lightweight battery system to a hybrid fuel system to autonomous drive vehicle cleaning systems, Kautex is committed to pioneering solutions for the era of new mobility.

Our employees are part of a global community committed to solving customer needs, leveraging diverse skillsets, making sustainability a differentiator, embracing the diversity that is part of a global, multi-industry leader and creating an environment where employees can build a dynamic career. Together, we are reimagining the future of mobility.

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit: www.textron.com

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