UPP’s Organizational Sustainability Strategy identifies sustainability topics of importance to UPP’s operations and describes how these topics are actively managed, governed and reported against.
The development of UPP’s Organizational Sustainability Strategy ensured UPP collectively examined the issues that impact our operations, identify those which are likely to have the most significant impact, and develop plans to address them accordingly. In other words, it’s how we make sure we’re performing well on the issues that matter to the organization.
This Strategy is an important step in the creation of long-term value through improved service and investment outcomes for our members, our primary focus at UPP.
Our ambition: to identify and focus our resources on sustainability risks and opportunities relevant to UPP, supporting our purpose of investing with integrity and serving members with care.
The following includes sustainability topics of importance to UPP’s operations and how we actively manage, govern, and report them.
Partnering with organizations with aligned sustainability culture and values. This includes applying consistent and fair procurement practices for vendors, and assessing and monitoring the alignment of their organizational practices to UPP’s sustainability priorities
Objective: refine criteria for evaluating climate change, equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation practices of vendors and monitoring performance over time.
Creating an inclusive, respectful working environment for all employees and honouring the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #92.
Objective: establish and implement a 3-year Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Reconciliation roadmap to make everyone accountable, build diversity within teams, equip and promote inclusive leadership, create equitable, bias-free and inclusive culture, and leverage EDI and reconciliation to enhance performance.
Safeguarding computer systems, networks, and data from unauthorized access, attacks, and the manipulation of individuals through social engineering tactics.
Objective: maintain enhanced security operating centre processes, operational governance and controls, implementation of scalable cloud platforms and controls, and ongoing security awareness.
Ensuring public policy advocacy activities are conducted in the best interests of UPP’s members, beneficiaries and stakeholders and in a transparent, ethical and professional manner.
Objective: establish advocacy priorities for public policy, including a three-year government relations workplan.
Maintaining a vibrant work culture and positive employee experience through attracting, acquiring, and retaining practices, working conditions, and consultative practices with employees.
Objective: establish our purpose, vision and values, build a strong employer brand with a compelling employee value proposition, establish and grow employees’ understanding of the total rewards program, and gather and incorporate employee feedback in an ongoing manner.
Acting ethically in every aspect of UPP’s operations, including interactions with government and other organizations, treatment of employees, and relationships with participating organizations and members.
Objective: maintain ongoing employee training and annual attestation process for Code of Conduct and related policies.
The following includes additional sustainability topics our stakeholders are interested in and how UPP plans to manage them.
To support UPP’s business objectives, we are focusing our resources on key factors that can create risk or impact decision making.
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