On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the approval of the 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Arteche joins the campaign #apoyamoslosODS to work on the dissemination of these UN Goals, in collaboration with the Spanish Network of the Global Compact, an initiative to which it belongs. The aim is to act, driven by its own commitment to the SDGs, as a spokesperson and to achieve a multiplier effect so that they are better known and dealt with.
In 2004 Arteche joined the UN Global Compact initiative, the world's largest sustainability initiative. Since the approval of the 2030 Agenda in 2015, in addition to its commitment to promoting the Ten Principles, it has worked on aligning its corporate management with the SDGs, where it has found new business opportunities, improved the relationship with its stakeholders and encouraged innovation.
In this sense, Arteche has established a series of commitments and good practices aligned with its strategy, which can be consulted in its Sustainability Report.
With this kind of actions, the Spanish Network of the Global Compact and its member organizations seek to contribute to the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, a task which, in these times of crisis and uncertainty, is the formula for creating the sustainable future the world needs.
Promoting the contribution of companies to sustainable development
It has been five years since the United Nations General Assembly approved the 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), with the unanimity of the 193 participating States, including Spain. “Leave no one behind" is the linchpin of the deal. The SDGs propose to end poverty and hunger, reduce inequalities and address urgent challenges such as climate change.
In order to achieve such an ambitious agenda, the necessary participation of everybody was agreed: governments, businesses, civil society and citizens around the world. Its strength comes from the universal nature of the agreement and the ambition of its 169 goals. Achieving them requires an unprecedented effort on the part of all sectors of society, and companies have a very important role to play in this regard. Achieving the SDGs requires the collective work of the public sector, companies, investors and the civil society.
With ten years to go to meet the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has called on all sectors of society to mobilize in this "Decade of Action".
The "Decade of Action" requires the acceleration of sustainable solutions to deal with the world's major challenges, from poverty and gender equality to climate change, inequality and the closing of the financial gap. Companies have a very important role to play in this regard.