In September 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly approved the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and more than 169 targets. In this new Agenda, the UN acknowledged the important, integral role played by the private sector in achieving sustainable development.
EBRO AND THE SDGs
OUR WORK ON SDGs
In this context, although all the actions taken by the Ebro Group within the scope of its Social Responsibility and Sustainability are related directly or indirectly with the 17 SDGs, we have identified the ones to which we can make the greatest contribution by virtue of the nature of our business activity.
Based on our Sustainability Plan HEADING FOR 2030, we have defined the following as priority SDGs: 1 (No Poverty), 2 (Zero Hunger), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 10 (Reduced Inequality), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 13 (Climate Action) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).
OUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE 2030 AGENDA DURING 2020
SDG 1. NO POVERTY
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
- Availability of goods and services for those with low incomes.
- Social and economic development in areas with a greater risk of exclusión.
1.1 Eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere.
1.4 Ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance.
1.5 Build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.
SDG 2. ZERO HUNGER
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agricultura.
- Contribute towards the right to food.
- Ensure that everyone has access to sufficient food and a healthy diet.
- Support growers, economically and with training.
2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round.
2.3 Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers.
2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.
SDG 8. DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
- Contribution to wealth.
- Creation and maintenance of employment.
- No discrimination.
- Access by young people to the labour market.
8.1 Sustain and contribute to economic growth in the countries in which we operate.
8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services.
8.5 Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.
8.6 Substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training.
8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers; promote a sustainable supply chain, incorporating ethical, social and environmental criteria in the procurement processes.
SDG 10. REDUCED INEQUALITIES
Reduce inequalities and make sure nobody gets left behind.
- Promote social programmes that contribute towards equal opportunities for groups at risk of exclusión.
10.2 Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all.
SDG 12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
- Sustainable sourcing.
- Efficient use of resources.
- Recycling of materials.
12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
12.3 Halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.
12.5 Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.
12.8 Ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature.
SDG 13. CLIMATE ACTION
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
- Energy efficiency.
- Environmental investment.
- GHG emissions.
- Risks and opportunities due to climate change.
13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.
13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
SDG 17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
The SDG can only be achieved through sound global partnerships and cooperation among entities of an identical or different nature.
17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular developing countries.