CTG is committed to making the SDGs a reality

We all know the kind of world we want. We need to get there together.

CTG is committed to helping deliver the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), playing our part in ending poverty and creating a world where people live in peace and prosperity.

At CTG, our approach to corporate sustainability starts with our internal value system and a principled approach to business. This means operating in ways that meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By incorporating the Global Compact principles into our strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, we strive to uphold our basic responsibilities to people and the planet, with the objective to set the stage for long-term success for all.

Read on for our plan of action for today and our vision for the future, with a focus on the SDGs that we know we can really make a difference in.

We're focused on the SDGs where the impact is real: our Female First recruitment initiative has set the target of 30% of our project related roles being filled by women, by 2030. We are going to continue making a difference.

Alexander Bethell - Senior Vice President



Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Girls’

We’re a woman-run business and we’re passionate about Gender Equality. Our CEO, Alice, continues to campaign for change as the Taskforce Lead for Women’s Empowerment Principles in the Gulf region; and through internal workshops we’ve encouraged both male and female employees to step forward as ‘Gender Champions’, helping to further CTG’s initiatives for gender balance.

Our team is ready. But what of our initiatives?

‘Female First’ pledges to bring the number of female employees in CTG’s field operations to 30% by 2030.

While at our head office we are able to secure a balanced ration of men to women employees, in our field operations it becomes much more challenging. In developing and post-conflict areas, the involvement of women in the workplace lowers drastically whether due to cultural restrictions, no education or lack of opportunity. By presenting potential female hires to clients – and creating welcoming and safe work environments for all – together with our clients we can balance the gender scales by 2030.

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SDG8 & SDG16

Decent work and Economic Growth & Peace and Justice

These two goals are embedded within CTG’s daily business. Wherever possible, we place an emphasis on hiring local nationals, investing in their skill sets through training and development. We insist that all local employees are paid a fair and living wage in a quest to increase welfare levels. We are determined to leave a lasting impact.

CTG is a member for the UN Global Compact Business for Peace initiative, a platform of over 130 leading companies from 37 countries dedicated to catalysing collaborative action to advance peace.

Working in fragile, post-conflict environments we ensure that the work we do helps create economic growth and paves the way for a peaceful future.

  • In Somalia, we work alongside government and businesses, UN agencies and foreign embassies, to assist in the transition to peaceful living where locals are not tempted by the payments of Al-Shabab militants to provide for their families.
  • In South Sudan, our projects have empowered refugees caught up in the long running civil war by creating employment within the refugee camps that are now home.
  • In Gaza, our engineering monitors have played their part in the rebuilding of homes and infrastructure, helping to rebuild lives.

For the SDGs to have a lasting impact, they need to be embedded in the way that businesses work. Every year achieving the SDGs becomes a deeper part of our operational DNA as we set targets, measure our impact and implement new ideas for improvement. In the spirit of transparency, our annual report is posted on the UN Global Compact website.