Sustainable development is, today, one of societys greatest demands in relation to industrys means of production. And the best demonstration of this quest for sustainability can be seen in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), defined by the UN in the “Agenda 2030”.
This is one of the efforts of the world community to adapt its agenda to the most modern production practices. But what exactly does sustainability mean for a company?
Sustainable development in the industry means combining the search for greater and better productivity with practices that lessen the environmental impact of its activities and face social challenges.
Discover the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by UN member countries, companies and civil society, and find out if you are also doing your part:
Objective 1 - Eradication of poverty
End poverty in all forms and everywhere.
Objective 2 - Zero hunger and sustainable agriculture
End hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Objective 3 - Health and well-being
Ensure access to quality healthcare and promote well-being for all, at all ages.
Objective 4 - Quality education
Ensure access to inclusive, quality and equal education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Objective 5 - Gender equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Objective 6 - Drinking water and sanitation
Ensure the availability and sustainable management of safe drinking water and sanitation for all.
Objective 7 - Affordable and clean energy
Ensure access to reliable, sustainable and modern energy sources for all.
Objective 8 - Decent work and economic growth
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Objective 9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Build more resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and encourage innovation.
Objective 10 - Reduction of inequalities
Reduce inequalities within countries and between countries.
Objective 11 - Sustainable cities and communities
Making cities and communities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Objective 12 - Responsible consumption and production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Objective 13 - Action against global climate change
Adopt urgent measures to combat climate change and its impacts.
Objective 14 - Life in the water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Objective 15 - Earthly life
Protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, prevent and reverse soil degradation, as well as the loss of biodiversity.
Objective 16 - Peace, justice and effective institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Objective 17 - Partnerships and means of implementation
Strengthen the means of implementing the goals and strengthen the global partnership for sustainable development.
These are the objectives defined by the global society with an eye on sustainable and fairer development for all. Objectives that are not exclusive to a few companies, but to all of civil society.
And we understand this individual role, of people and companies, in building a developed society. Find out more about the actions promoted by Profills do Brasil that contribute to this, access the Profills Projects!