sustainable development goals
In September 2015, the United Nations (UN) adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This is intended to be a “plan of action for people, planet and prosperity” and “seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom” (UN, 2015). It prioritizes the need to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions, which is seen as an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) hold a great opportunity for businesses to make a positive change for people and the planet in a clear and structured way. The 17 SDG goals aim for People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership. Being relevant to areas like life on land, water, no poverty, and gender equality, our project covers 11 of the 17 goals.
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
While Goal 2 focuses on agriculture, under Target 2.4 FSC can still contribute to sustainable food production systems and resilient agricultural practices.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The importance of this approach was reinforced in FSC’s Global Strategic Plan 2015-2020, released in 2018. The strategic plan called for the implementation of a “system-wide gender equality strategy, creating an institutional culture and normative framework that facilitates improving gender sensitivity within the system.”
clean water and sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Indicator 6.7 of the FSC Principles and Criteria focuses on protecting and restoring “natural watercourses, water bodies, riparian zones and their connectivity.”
affordable and clean energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
decent work and economic growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
responsible consumptie and production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
life on land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
peace, justice and strong institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
partnership for the goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.