The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a 17-point plan up to 2030, for ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice and protecting the planet. Achieving these global goals requires significant effort at all levels of society, not least in business, which has a critical role to play as a change agent. Based on our materiality assessment and stakeholder dialogue, we have identified three areas where we can contribute most to the SDGs.
3. Good Health and Well-being
3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.
3.B Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for the communicable and noncommunicable diseases, provide access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines, and provide access to medicines for all.
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
8.3 Promote decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services.
8.4 Improve resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation.
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
12.7 Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities.