Safety Governance, Sustainability & ESG (Environment, Social & Governance).
The Global Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
The 17 SDGs are integrated—they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Private Organisations role in SDGs – All Companies Can Play a Role
No matter how large or small, and regardless of their industry, all companies can contribute to the SDGs. While the scale and scope of the global goals is unprecedented, the fundamental ways that business can contribute remain unchanged.
The UN Global Compact asks companies to first do business responsibly and then pursue opportunities to solve societal challenges through business innovation and collaboration.
Global challenges – ranging from climate, water and food crises, to poverty, conflict and inequality – are in need of solutions that the private sector can deliver, representing a large and growing market for business innovation.
In the rush to transform business models and systems for the future, integrity and values will have a huge role to play.
For companies wanting to advance the SDG agenda, the job starts by acting responsibly – incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact widely into strategies and operations, and understanding that good practices or innovation in one area cannot make up for doing harm in another.
Alignment of SDGs and Safety Governance
Safety Governance aligns to both the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.
When you consider the definition of Safety Governance that the SGI delivers; we are talking about the impacts of our work; safe products, safe services and safety to anyone impacted by our work.