How to Advance the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals
We all live on the same planet. We all have a stake in keeping it safe and sustainable for future generations. That was the key message in two United Nations-led summits on climate change and sustainability in 2015, and it was the driving force in the U.N.’s creation of 17 Sustainable Development Goals for Planet Earth and its peoples.
As your print partner, we are aligned with this world view. That’s why Governance & Ethics is the first of seven pillars in the EarthColor Sustainability Ecosystem. We have long been proponents of a corporate code of behavior rooted in environmental and social responsibility and framed to impact every aspect of our operations with transparency and accountability. Protect, partner, promote is more than the theme for our current Sustainability Report. It is a mantra for the way we conduct our business.
In our efforts to protect our natural resources, we have partnered with like-minded clients, suppliers, scientists, government entities, and ENGOs (environmental non-government organizations) to advance goals of zero deforestation, climate and biodiversity protection and diverse, inclusive workplace solutions. We are always looking to raise the bar on the way we conduct our operations. Last year, we integrated new G4 sustainability reporting guidelines from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) into our precise reporting procedures. The new world-wide call to action from governments, businesses and individuals to work together for our mutual benefit is one we intend to heed.
As we look to the future, our Governance & Ethics principles will continue to impact the way we do business. Wherever we can, as soon as we can, we will incorporate the spirit and modes of the U.N.’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals into our governing operations. It is important to note that each one of these goals contains words like “sustainable,” “inclusive,” “equitable,” or their equivalents – words that are already part of our language and culture and reflected in our commitment to you, our client and ENGO partners.
To learn more about the U.N. global initiatives on climate change and sustainable development, visit https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/partnerships/unsummit2015
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