Right now, businesses around the world are working to support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) initiated by the United Nations. These goals support issues concerning labor, human rights, our environmental impact and anti-corruption.
The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is the largest voluntary corporate strategic policy initiative for companies dedicated to aligning their activities and objectives with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a set of universally accepted principles which businesses are encouraged to follow.
“Together, through bold action and collaboration between all sectors of society we can end extreme poverty, corruption, injustice and climate change, ensuring that no one is left behind” (UN Global Compact, 2020).
Our Commitment to Sustainable Development
At CloseReach we will be focusing on promoting these 7 sustainable development goals:
Goal #8, Decent Work and Economic Growth
CloseReach believes in supporting sustainable economic growth, higher levels of productivity and technological advancement to reduce inequalities and promote decent work & economic growth.
Goal #10: Gender Equality
At CloseReach we value the importance of gender and financial equality. All forms of discrimination must be eliminated in the workplace.
Goal #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
CloseReach believes in access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services, as well as adoption and implementation of integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and reduction of the environmental impact of cities by paying special attention to air quality and waste management.
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
CloseReach supports a transition to lower carbon emissions, the adoption of green policies and initiatives, as well as sustainable production and consumption to drive economic growth and alleviate poverty.
Goal #16: Peace Justice and Strong Institutions
CloseReach believes in reducing exploitation, violence and abuse, and promoting justice and equality for all. Public access to information regarding fundamental rights and freedoms, as well as enforcement of non-discriminatory laws and policies is necessary for sustainable development.
Goal #17: Partnerships
The achievement of all Sustainable Development Goals is dependent upon partnerships established to share knowledge, expertise, technology, and financial resources. These partnerships are built upon principles and values, upon a shared vision and shared goals placing people and the planet at the centre.
To learn more about the Global Compact Initiative we encourage you to visit the Global Compact and United Nations website (below) to learn how you and your business can learn and participate in implementing these goals for a better more sustainable future.
Stay tuned for our next blog post on the easiest way to track and manage your SDGs
Visit: https://globalcompact.un75.online/ and https://sdgs.un.org/goals
“Canadian Sustainability Network.” Global Compact Network Canada, 2020, www.globalcompact.ca/.
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