Korzinka (Anglesey Food LLC) joins the United Nations Global Compact, Solidifying its Commitment to the Sustainable Development of Uzbekistan
07 July 2021
- Anglesey Food LLC, the leading grocery retail chain in Uzbekistan operating under the Korzinka brand has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact initiative—a voluntary leadership platform launched in 2000 for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices.
Anglesey Food LLC, the leading grocery retail chain in Uzbekistan operating under the Korzinka brand has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact initiative—a voluntary leadership platform launched in 2000 for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices.
On 7 June 2021, Anglesey Food LLC became the first-ever business member from Uzbekistan in the United Nations Global Compact. Anglesey Food LLC, established in 1996, has proactively engaged in various initiatives supporting sustainability, including the “Box of Mercy” in the past 12 years and championing the private sector role in sustainable development. Under its Korzinka brand, Anglesey Food LLC, is already aligning its operations and strategies with the key principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption and taking strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
“From the very beginning, since the foundation of Korzinka (Anglesey Food LLC), the company has been committed to promote access to quality and nutritious food as well as decent work environment,” said Zafar Kashimov, Chief Executive Officer of Korzinka. “Our participation in the UN Global Compact is a testament to our company’s commitment to advocate for sustainability practices across our value chain.
The UN in Uzbekistan recognizes the laudable steps taken by Anglesey Food LLC. As the first for-profit business organization to sign up as a member in the UN Global Compact, Anglesey Food LLC is a trailblazer. Ms. Helena Fraser, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Uzbekistan noted that, “Korzinka’s (Anglesey Food LLC) progressive action comes at a very opportune moment amidst a global pandemic and economic downturn.”
The UN in Uzbekistan stands ready to partner with the private sector and businesses in incorporating sustainability principles and facilitate the dialogue between interested business organizations to drive change in business behavior and help drive the country’s sustainability agenda and national development goals. Ms. Fraser continued that, “the UN believes that the confluence of events in our history with Anglesey Food LLC (Korzinka) becoming a member of the UN Global Compact during a global pandemic presents opportunities for the private sector to be the catalysts of health, social, and economic solutions at the global and local levels. Together, the UN and the private sector can combine and capitalize on its comparative strengths and resources to deliver the much needed and meaningful results to the present and future generations.”
Anglesey Food was founded in 1996 and became one of the pioneers in the supermarket retail market in the Republic of Uzbekistan. Initially, the stores operated under the Anglesey Food brand and were “convenience stores”. But later, in 2005, it was decided to rebrand the company. This was the beginning of the development of the network under the korzinka.uz brand.
About the UN 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. It is the largest corporate sustainability initiative globally, with over 10,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries and more than 60 Local Networks. 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, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.