As we get ready for the SDGs to be formally
adopted in September, there is a lot you can do. For any company seeking to
be sustainable, it begins with operating with integrity – respecting
fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour,
environment and anti-corruption. The UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles provide a universal
language for corporate sustainability and a framework to guide all
businesses regardless of size, complexity or location.
The most fundamental contribution a company
can make towards achieving societal priorities is to be financially
successful while upholding a high standard of ethics and treatment of
employees, the environment and the community. Doing business responsibly
can be a tall order for companies of all sizes – whether a multinational
with operations in 100 countries, a business heavily reliant on suppliers
in markets with substandard norms, or a small company located in an
under-developed or conflict-prone country.
The UN Global Compact has developed a 5-step
guide that supports participants in integrating sustainability throughout
their strategies and operations. Learn more.
Member States Reach Consensus on SDGs to be Adopted in
On 2 August, the 193 UN Member
States reached agreement on the document that will constitute the new
sustainable development agenda, including the SDGs, that will be adopted
this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in
Concluding a negotiating process that has
spanned more than two years and has featured the unprecedented
participation of civil society, countries agreed to an ambitious agenda
that features 17 new sustainable development goals that aim to end poverty,
promote prosperity and people’s well-being while protecting the environment
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