Here are some facts and ideas that businesses can consider while developing their plans to take action to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 10 to 12.
Sustainable Development Goals #10 – Reduced Inequalities
Companies can ensure equal opportunity and eliminate discriminatory policies and practices in the workplace. Companies can also place greater efforts to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, and invest more in health, education, social protection and decent jobs especially for young people, migrants and other vulnerable communities.
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Sustainable Development Goals #11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities
Companies can partner with governments to develop and provide access to sustainable energy, housing, and transportation, and provide environmental services to reduce pollution. Companies can also build sustainable and resilient buildings.
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Sustainable Development Goals #12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
Businesses can find new solutions that enable sustainable consumption and production patterns by understanding the environmental and social impacts of their products and services, both of product life cycles and how these are affected by use within lifestyles. Businesses can identify hot spots within the value chain where interventions have the greatest potential to improve the environmental and social impact of the system as a whole. Businesses can also use their innovative power to design solutions that can both enable and inspire individuals to lead more sustainable lifestyles, reducing impacts and improving well-being.
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