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.
COMMITTED TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDG)
Within this framework and through the SDG Fund, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) encouraged setting up an Advisory Group to work with the UN as an equal partner in development. The UNDP selected thirteen private businesses for that Group, global leaders in different sectors, and Ebro Foods was one of those chosen. The Advisory Group was set up in April 2015.
Ebro Foods, as a member of this group, has undertaken to analyse the good practices and lessons learnt in the private sector on this topic, together with the tools and resources required to strengthen this collaboration. In different working meetings, we compiled approaches that define the responsibilities of the private sector and defining collaboration models to promote the new SDGs, specifying tools and resources, areas of interest and common goals. We created a learning space to share experiences in our work on the different SDGs, with a view to generating synergies and establishing possible roadmaps for others that might be interested. This led to the publishing of three reports explaining how to work on different SDGs and the good practices implemented by the companies forming part of the PSAG.
Ebro Foods is proud to be part of the SDG Fund Advisory Group, at the same time considering it an opportunity to focus its CSR activities on the SDGs in which we have a greater impact. Although our work touches on all 17 Goals in one way or another, we have focused on those where we can have a greater impact because they are directly related with our core business: goals 2, 12, 13 and 15.
WHAT ARE THE SDGs?
OUR WORK ON SDGs
FOOD AND NUTRITION
- - Donations to food banks and aid organisations
- - Healthy, differentiated product portfolio: healthy food + organic food
- - Product reformulation
- - Heavy investment in R+D+I
- - High quality and food safety standards
- - Commitment to reduce food loss and waste
- - Advocacy and promotion of healthy eating habits and healthy lifestyles
- - Blog www.sentirsebiensenota.es
- - Implementation of sustainable crop levels from a social and environmental point of view in our main commodity sourcing areas
Control of industrial suppliers
- - Assessment and control of compliance with ESG criteria by our suppliers
- - Collaboration and improvement programmes
- - Alliances with stakeholders
- - Energy & water saving initiatives
- - Carbon footprint
- - Smart Climate Agriculture projects
- - Consumer awareness campaigns
SOCIAL WELFARE (IN & OUT)
Commitment to our team
- - Health & safety in the workplace
- - Professional development and training
- - Diversity and equal opportunities
- - Work-life balance
- - Compliance with collective rights
Education and entrepreneurship
- - Grants, education projects and promotion in employment
Commitment local communities
- - Fostering of social and economic development
1 End poverty in alls its forms everywhere 2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agricultura 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages 8 Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all 10 Reduce inequality within and among countries 11 Sustainable cities and communities 12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 13 Atake urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts 15 Sustainably manage forest, combat desertification, halt and reserve land degradation loss 16 Peace and justice 17 Partnersgips for the goals