San Diego, CA, January 16, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Imani Lee, Inc. has renewed its membership in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) for 2016. The initiative is intended to link businesses together with the United Nations to work toward a sustainable, ethical global economy, built on its Ten Principles. The company has been a member since 2014, citing its past experience with human rights and projects bearing ethical complexities such as its work documenting the Kurdish Genocide, promoting sustainable development, and adoption.
Human rights and the environment are among the compact’s most important principles, and to which Imani Lee has been the most dedicated. In 2013, Imani Lee began working with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on its initiative to document the Kurdish Genocide, undertaking the task of translating previously classified, top-secret and secret government documents from Arabic into English related to the chemical attacks on the city of Halabja on March 16, 1988. The finished work was used to sponsor a congressional bill to recognize the act as genocide, a process that may seem arbitrary to some, provided recognition and healing to the victims and their families. The company has also been heavily involved in the promotion of sustainable development, working as the language services provider for a major agricultural client not just selling its products, but engineering innovative ways to sustainably grow produce. Imani Lee also provides its services to a network of adoption agencies in the state of California, working to overcome language and cultural boundaries in the process to create “forever families.”
“The compact’s principles have assisted us in becoming a stronger corporation that has an ethics and sustainablity focus in all areas of our business,” said Lee E. Martin, Chief Executive Officer of Imani Lee, Inc. “We look forward to continuing to integrate the United Nations Global Compact leadership principles into our corporate environment to create a more sustainable and socially conscious world.”