UNOPS

IMPACT
Sustainability Report 2016





Our aspirations are clear – we must and can do more,
together, to take care of our planet and its people.


Grete Fare​mo
Under-Secretary-General and
UNOPS Executive Director​
​​


​ OUR KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2016

UNOPS uses the GRI framework to report to its Executive Board. Through the process of adopting this standard, a number of new and existing results have been recognized as key indicators of sustainability. Highlights are below:

​​​
​​​​

 


THE JOBS WE CREATE

Few measures can describe UNOPS commitment to sustainability​ better than jobs we create for local people. ​​​



​​​​  ​





more than $400 million 
worth of overall procurement
activities took place in the country 
where the project was being undertaken.

 

 
 

 
​​

 

THE KNOWLEDGE WE BRING

A core contribution to social sustainability and developing national capacity is through passing on our skills and experience to the people we work with on our projects.


  

 


 



 
emitted nearly 2,000 tonnes less 
greenhouse gases 
than the previous year

 
​​
 




more than 3 million days 
of paid work were created 
through UNOPS-supported projects.

 

 
 
​​​​

 

BUILDING LOCAL ECONOMIES

One of the strongest ways we help develop local economies is through our expertise in procurement. We continue to encourage local procurement across all our projects, and track these results.


 

 



 
  we provided 50,000 days 
of technical advice to stakeholders 
across a range of projects.

 

 ​

 
 
​​​​​

 

OUR CLIMATE

Measuring our impact on the planet is a foundation of sustainability. In 2016, global temperatures soared, recording the hottest year on record. UNOPS is committed to climate neutrality.​



​​​


 


 

​ 

​ OUR PROJECTS




​​​​​
​​
AFGHA​NISTAN
Assistance that matters
​​
​​​ ​​​​​

COLOMBIA

Conditions for peace
​​