September 25th, 2020 marked the 5th year anniversary of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UN Global Compact progress report provides an assessment of how participating companies and NGOs are adapting to these principles and taking action to deliver on their promise to maintain the Sustainable Development Goals related to their business.
Based on the data collected from this annual report “the UN Global Compact takes stock of how these businesses are performing in critical sustainability topics. Broadly the report finds that companies need to be taking more ambitious actions, at scale to meet the objectives of the 2030 Agenda” (UN Global Compact, 2020).
In essence, CloseReach supports Sustainable Development Management Systems like QualiWare which allow participants to manage and monitor all sustainable development activities.
QualiWare SDG Management System
QualiWare is a useful tool in that it provides businesses with a user-friendly SDG Interface that allows you to keep track of all your sustainable business goals and ensure you are following them effectively. This overview helps businesses prioritize key sustainability goals, company status and accountability. (Gotze, John. Towards a Sustainable Future, QualiWare 20).
How your organizational processes support the SDGs
What your company is doing to improve negative impacts
Current status and improvement over time
The Management system nature of the implementation means that QualiWare supports a full Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) procedure for continuous improvements (Gotze, 2020).
The SDG Improvement Report/Dashboard allows users to overview priorities, planned changes, status and responsibilities. The Improvements Report is central to conducting internal audits for your company’s sustainable strategy. The QualiWare solution allows for direct web-based editing of all content, enabling you and your team to customize and track your progress successfully.
Pre-configured reporting automatically links to the relevant page on the UN SDG website. Since the UN has an open API, advanced customers can develop more advanced integrations and data retrievals into the QualiWare platform via integration services (Gotze, 2020).
At CloseReach, we are committed to supporting the UN’s Global Compact principles and Sustainable Development Goals, resulting in a conscious effort to acknowledge and respond to these goals by strategically measuring our impact.