SDG, AGENDA 2030 AND ESG:
Sustainability has become a fundamental pillar in governments, companies and at an individual level with the contribution of each one of us. It is becoming more visible, necessary and demanded, and there are also more and more anglicisms and definitions that are encompassed around it.
We have already seen that the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) are presented by the United Nations in 20115 and include the 169 goals that the 193 signatory countries commit to achieving by 2030 as part of a common and universal commitment by governments and organizations to achieve these sustainability goals by 2030.
The SDGs were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
These two great events: the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, took place in 2015, and from them, a common Roadmap was created for all countries and companies with the aim of establishing the guidelines to follow to promote a more sustainable future globally.
Meanwhile, ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) criteria are also being talked about very frequently, which refer to the concepts that in Spanish are included as ESG: Environmental, Social and Good Governance. Its purpose is to help us integrate sustainable management in an organization and measure its contribution to Sustainable Development:
- E: ENVIRONMENTAL: The Environmental dimension refers to financing the change to a low-carbon economy, protecting biodiversity and guaranteeing the proper use of water, promoting a circular economy, promoting environmental management, etc…
S: SOCIAL: Includes criteria such as promoting diversity and inclusion, protecting health and safety, protecting human rights, supporting the economic and social development of communities, etc…
G: GOVERNANCE: The dimension of Good Governance includes the promotion of sustainability in the supply chain, the guarantee of activity in an ethical and upright environment, the guarantee of cybersecurity and data protection, etc…
At S4D we promote sustainability from all its perspectives and criteria, and for this reason, we base our seal both on the promotion of ESG criteria and on the development of activities aimed at meeting the Sustainable Development Goals for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.
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