Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, more than 190 countries signed up to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which set out a vision for ending poverty, hunger, inequality and protecting the Earth’s natural resources by 2030. These ambitions will require a step-change involving a close partnership between government bodies, civil society and the private sector.

An initial analysis on where CNCo’s businesses can contribute to the SDGs can be viewed here. For more information on SDGs click here.

The areas where CNCo can make the most contribution to the achievement of the SDGs and those which are closely related to our business include (but are not limited to):

  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Air and water emissions’ quality from our operations,
  • Energy Efficiency,
  • Non-discrimination, and
  • The escape of harmful substances such as persistent oil, sulfur oxide (SOx), nitrogen dioxide (NOx) and particulate matter etc. into the environment.

These areas are closely aligned to our long established material Social and Environmental aspects covered in this, and earlier, SD reports. We aim to achieve the following goals by addressing and progressing in the abovementioned areas:

Goal 3
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Goal 6
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Goal 8
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Goal 12
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Goal 14
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

In 2016, we plan to look more closely at the impact of our business on the SDGs by undertaking an internal value chain analysis and mapping high impact areas.

“Business is a vital partner in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Companies can contribute through their core activities, and we ask companies everywhere to assess their impact, set ambitious goals and communicate transparently about the results.”

Ban Ki-moon,
United Nations Secretary-General