The initiative is a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices, according to a news release.
Milliken’s action reflects the Spartanburg-based international company’s commitment to responsible business action, according to Halsey M. Cook, president and CEO.
“Milliken’s sustainability commitments are now aligned with the global community,” Cook said in the news release. “As we implement our 2025 sustainability goals and conduct business with integrity and care, we know first hand that doing the right thing and profitability are not mutually exclusive. By joining the U.N. Global Compact, we take the next step to strengthen sustainability at Milliken and around the world.”
The U.N. Global Compact is a call to companies to align their operations and strategies with 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anticorruption, the release said.
At one time Milliken was one of the world’s largest textile manufacturers. Today the company is diversified into research, design and manufacturing of products that include specialty chemicals, floor covering, healthcare and performance and protective textiles.