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How to integrate the SDGs into your business strategy

If you have heard about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda and want to know how to implement them in your company, keep reading!

The Sustainable Development Goals, hereafter referred to as SDGs, are a set of 17 objectives that define global priorities and aspirations for the year 2030.

The SDGs serve as a long-term planning tool for all countries to contribute to the sustainable development of the planet by addressing economic, social, and environmental challenges. Governments worldwide have defined these objectives with the purpose of ending poverty, protecting the planet, and improving people’s lives and prospects through a common agenda.

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Sustainable Development Goals

As outlined in the 2030 Agenda, companies are challenged to actively engage in environmental conservation and the fight against climate change. Efforts to promote initiatives that have a positive impact on society offer numerous benefits:

  • Strengthens employee commitment to the company
  • Attracts new stakeholders
  • Provides new business opportunities
  • Enhances the organization’s reputation and external image
  • Increases the company’s profitability and that of its investors
  • Reduces potential economic, social, and environmental risks by complying with legal requirements.
  1. Understand the SDGs: To ensure success in achieving the SDGs and, therefore, developing a sustainable business model, it is important to familiarize yourself with the objectives and understand the responsibilities they entail.
  2. Define priorities: Not all 17 SDGs are equally relevant to your company. Priorities of the organization must be defined to analyze its contribution and impact on the company.
  3. Set objectives: Objectives should be specific, measurable, and time-bound. To do this:
  4. Identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to evaluate progress
  5. Establish objectives based on the strategic priorities defined in the previous step.
  6. Integration: Sustainability objectives should be reflected in the vision, mission, and objectives of the business. The role of senior management in communicating this organizational change is key to achieving the desired results.
  7. Reporting and communication: A company’s contribution to achieving the SDGs is a commitment that must be ensured by measuring and reporting the impact generated. Communicating progress adds value to the company and promotes greater commitment among different stakeholders. To prepare this report, it is recommended to use internationally recognized standards such as GRI.

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