UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT
Date Jan 2018 – Present Signatory
As a cleaning company, Cityscape Trends has been given an opportunity and responsibility to protect and care for the environment. In addition, as signatories to UN Global compact, our values are guided by the seven Women’s Empowerment Principles. As an organization that is woman- owned we stand for principle 2, 5 and 7 to directly and indirectly empower and impact women in our industry.On Thursday, 21st June 2018 we took part in a forum put together by UN Women Kenya in collaboration with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers(KAM). The theme of the forum was: STEP AHEAD: Empowering Women in Industry. As Kenya adopts the Big 4 agenda women ought to be the centerpiece of this project. In as much as we say that the percentage of women in manufacturing is not as significant, that’s not true at all. We perceive manufacturing as big industries and imported machinery but in reality, manufacturing is that lady in her backyard putting together ingredients to come up with a hair product; that lady in her small art studio putting together ornaments from scratch. This is what manufacturing stands for. What we see is the final stage. Our key takeaways from this was that women have the power and the resources to dominate the manufacturing industry. As a man, be part of the ‘He for She’ movement and fellow women, hand hold and empower other women. Women ought to think BIG and not Bold; surround yourselves with the right team then finally position yourself strategically. Women in Manufacturing (WIM) and Women in Industry, our strategy should fall in line with the question what and/ or how should we as women benefit from the Big 4 agenda?
United Nations Global Compact
Date Jan 2017 – Present Signatory
The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate practices. Launched in 2000, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 9,500 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 70 Local Networks.
UN Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs)
Date Jan 2016 – Present Signatory
The Women's Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business is a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact. The Principles outline seven steps for business on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. The Principles highlight that empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors and throughout all levels of economic activity is essential to build strong economies; establish more stable and just societies; achieve internationally agreed goals for development, sustainability, and human rights; improve quality of life for women, men, families and communities; and propel business' operations and goals.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers
Date Jan 2011 – Present Member
The Representative organization for manufacturing value-add industries in Kenya. KAM provides an essential link for co-operation, dialogue and understanding with the Government by representing the views and concerns of its members to the relevant authorities.