17Apr Nineteen48 and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals
Our ethical policy was devised to connect with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). We did this so that the ambitions of our business could be seen in the context of a wider-reaching framework for global improvement and to demonstrate our commitment to playing a part on a bigger scale.
The SDGs recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
There are 17 SDGs (listed below), which were adopted by the United Nations' member states in 2015. They provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for all people and the planet, now and in the future. They constitute a call to action for all countries (both developed and developing nations) to work together in a global partnership.
Through our ethical policy, we are making a contribution to nine of the SDGs (numbers 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17). Please read our policy for more details.
The full list of SDGs is as follows:
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development