Cristina Villalón

Cristina Villalón and Ricardo Álvarez- Díaz, Co-Founders of AD&V. (Courtesy Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón)

The architecture and interior design firm Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón (AD&V®), with offices in Puerto Rico and Florida, announces that it has been accepted to become part of the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative.

AD&V is the first Puerto Rican design firm to join this organization as a signatory member, supporting the principles of the Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. In addition, the firm has reaffirmed its support to implementing and measuring the impact of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are part of the 2030 Agenda, which aim to achieve a sustainable world by 2030.

"Corporations play a crucial role in how we shape the future of our communities and our island. It is time that, at the private corporate level, leaders make decisions and take steps towards the common welfare. We are honored to be part of this great network that makes up the UN Global Compact and we are committed to taking action towards the advancement of the SDGs and the principles of the UNGC, reinforcing our commitment to responsible business practices worldwide.” commented the Architect Ricardo Álvarez-Díaz, CEO & Co-Founder of AD&V.

Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón joins more than 9,000 corporate participants in more than 162 countries.

"By incorporating these principles into our firm and committing to measuring our progress, we reinforce our culture of sustainability, fulfilling and expanding our responsibility as a company. We call on other Puerto Rican companies to join the effort led by the United Nations Foundation. Together, we can make a significant difference in our community, our island and Planet Earth." commented the Interior Designer Cristina Villalón, Co-Founder of AD&V.

To learn more about the United Nations Global Compact or Puerto Rico’s plan of implementation and measurable metrics of the Sustainable Development Goals go to www.unglobalcompact.com, unausapr.org & ods.estadisticas.pr.

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