SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

Take part in the Sustainability Worldwide Agenda with the SDGs!

image sdgSDGs, or Sustainable Development Goals, are the United Nations Sustainability agenda for 2030. They replaced the Millennium Development Goals, which were developed from 2000 to 2015. This list of 17 objectives, including sub-targets, gather environmental, social and ethical topics.

Companies are key actors to help achieve such goals. Discover below how your company can include such framework in the strategy and operations.

Our services

Would you like to set up or refine your sustainability strategy? You can do with the SDGs and help moving the worldwide sustainability agenda! Use the current SDG framework to further structure your sustainability efforts

Targets / Matrix

We help you align your sustainability targets and strategy on the current SDGs framework.

Do you want to address current sustainability challenges and at the same time, benefit from opportunities for your own company? Then opt for the dedicated actions plan based on the SDGs.

  • Gap analysis / Benchmark
  • Materiality assessment
  • Workshop
  • Corporate targets aligned on the SDGs

Dedicated actions plan

Companies can address the Sustainable Development and support them in many ways. We at DFGE can help to formalize and achieve a dedicated actions plan. For example, if you want to act on SDG 13 on Climate Action, DFGE can calculate the Carbon Footprint to help tune a proper reduction program.

  • Gap Analysis/Benchmark
  • Formalization of action plans
  • Roll out of some actions

Reporting

Are you clueless on how to structure your sustainability report? You may choose to align it on the SDGs.

We help you include the SDGs in your reporting. We can help you structure a sustainability report based on UNGC or GRI. GRI and UNGC are currently working on a guidance document on how to report on the SDGs, which will be released in July 2017. We could help your company match such requirements. More here.

  • Gap analysis
  • Structure of CSR report
  • Draft contents for report

Your advantages:

  • Alignment with other standards: We always try to use the existing documents you have, so that you can reuse them for various standards.
  • Expertise: We have developed several reports for companies, based on various standards such as UNGC or GRI. We can easily adapt to SDGs. See more in our case studies and references.
  • Reliability: Also, we are not an advertising company that focuses on design and just makes your charts look more beautiful. Our work has been science-based from the beginning, and this is still the way we work today.
What are the SDGs?

On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force.  Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

The SDGs, also known as Global Goals, build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

While the SDGs are not legally binding, governments are expected to take ownership and establish national frameworks for the achievement of the 17 Goals.  Countries have the primary responsibility for follow-up and review of the progress made in implementing the Goals, which will require quality, accessible and timely data collection. Regional follow-up and review will be based on national-level analyses and contribute to follow-up and review at the global level.

Source: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/development-agenda/

The 17 SDGs

  1. No poverty
  2. Zero hunger
  3. Good health and well-being
  4. Quality education
  5. Gender equality
  6. Clean water and sanitation
  7. Affordable and clean energy
  8. Decent work and economic growth
  9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  10. Reduced inequalities
  11. Sustainable cities and communities
  12. Responsible consumption and production
  13. Climate action
  14. Life below water
  15. Life on land
  16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
  17. Partnerships for the goals

More resources

Goals overview: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

SDG Compass: guidance to align the SDGs in businesses