Guiding Principles

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UN Global Compact

MEII has been an active member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNCG) since March 2015. The UNCG is a strategic policy initiative for organizations and businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.

MEII has pledged to uphold and disseminate the principles, and support public accountability and transparency, by submitting annually a Communication on Progress (COP) report to the UNGC. The COP highlights select activities taken to incorporate the ten principles in our strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations. We believe these actions have contributed to a stronger foundation for our organization and for our future growth.

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UN Global Compact

MEII has been an active member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNCG) since March 2015. The UNCG is a strategic policy initiative for organizations and businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.

MEII has pledged to uphold and disseminate the principles, and support public accountability and transparency, by submitting annually a Communication on Progress (COP) report to the UNGC. The COP highlights select activities taken to incorporate the ten principles in our strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations. We believe these actions have contributed to a stronger foundation for our organization and for our future growth.

A Responsible Approach to Doing Business

Ensuring that we do our part in the global community.

UN Global Compact

Principle 1

MEII supports and respects the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.

Principle 2

MEII makes sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses

Principle 3

MEII upholds the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining

Principle 4

MEII ensures the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor

Principle 5

MEII supports the effective abolition of child labor

Principle 6

MEII upholds the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation

Principle 7

MEII supports a precautionary approach to environmental challenges

Principle 8

MEII undertakes initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility

Principle 9

MEII encourages the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

Principle 10

MEII works against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery

Working Towards a Future of Prosperity

MEII is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25th 2015, the international community adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

MEII is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and for over a decade has been monitoring the impact of its financial inclusion programs in MENA.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25th 2015, the international community adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

MEII is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and for over a decade has been monitoring the impact of its financial inclusion programs in MENA.

Performance Standards

IFC's Environmental and Social Performance Standards define IFC clients' responsibilities for managing their environmental and social risks

Performance Standard 1

Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts (2012)

MEII developed an Environmental and Social (E&S) Policy Statement to serve as a declaration of MEII’s commitment to sustainable development and management of environment and social issues. The policy ensures that effective environmental and social management practices are being implemented by all MEII programs and that MEII does not support projects that unnecessarily harm the environment, public health and the community. 

Performance Standard 2

Labor and Working Conditions (2012)

MEII is committed to conducting business in an ethical and responsible manner. We respect and support international principles aimed at protecting and promoting human rights, as described in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. In our own operations, MEII seeks to operate in compliance with all applicable laws wherever we do business (i.e. Jordan, Palestine, Tunisia and the United States)

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