Softtek Joins the United Nations Global Compact, the World's Largest Network of Corporate Social Responsibility

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Membership supports consolidation of social responsibility as a value creation process

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Our commitment to the development of our people and society, as well as our conviction for creating and participating in initiatives that promote ethics, transparency and accountability, are pillars of our organization

Softtek, founder of the nearshore industry and leading global IT services provider dedicated to creating value through technology, today announced its incorporation to the United Nations Global Compact, an agency that has established itself as the planet's largest corporate social responsibility network.

More than 8,000 organizations worldwide comprise this important network. The membership ratifies the commitment of the company to continue its efforts in strengthening social and economic, sustainable and inclusive development, in the countries in which it has direct presence.

"Our commitment to the development of our people and society, as well as our conviction for creating and participating in initiatives that promote ethics, transparency and accountability, are pillars of our organization," said Blanca Treviño, President and CEO of Softtek.

The United Nations Global Compact upholds ten guiding principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environment and anti-corruption.

"Inclusion in the pact is one step further in Softtek’s plans for consolidating social responsibility as a process of value creation, through which we seek optimal balance between our profitability, the environment and our people," said Fernando Nava, global leader of Social Responsibility at Softtek.

Adherence to the program allows Softtek to participate in collaborative projects to achieve the objectives established by the pact. Likewise, it demands full compliance with the guiding principles. This requires a commitment to making them part of the company’s culture and everyday actions—integrating and promoting with associates, vendors and customers.

About the United Nations Global Compact
Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is both a policy platform and a practical framework for companies that are committed to sustainability and responsible business practices. As a multi-stakeholder leadership initiative, it seeks to align business operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals. With 8,000 corporate signatories in 145 countries, it is the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative. http://www.unglobalcompact.org.

About Softtek
Founded in 1982, Softtek is a global provider of process-driven IT solutions with 30 offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. With 15 Global Delivery Centers in the U.S., Mexico, China, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and India, Softtek helps improve time-to-business-solution, lower costs of existing applications, deliver better engineered and tested applications, and produce predictable outcomes for top-tier corporations in over 20 countries. Through on-site, on-shore and it’s trademarked Global Nearshore™ service delivery models, Softtek teams with CIOs to constantly increase the business value of IT. Softtek is the creator and a leader of the nearshore industry. Visit http://www.softtek.com, follow @Softtek, connect with Softtek on LinkedIn and read Softtek’s blog.

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