- The goal of the #aliadosdelosODS campaign is to act as a loudspeaker to achieve a multiplier effect to implement and raise awareness of Agenda 2030.
- Corporate management based on SDGs creates new business opportunities, improves relations with stakeholders, and promotes innovation.
On the occasion of the 4th anniversary of the approval of Agenda 2030 with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Logalty has joined the #aliadosdelosODS campaign to work on the dissemination of these United Nations goals, in collaboration with the Spanish Network of the Global Compact, initiative to which it belongs. The purpose is to contribute, based on its own commitment to implement the SDGs, to its dissemination, acting as a loudspeaker to achieve a multiplier effect to implement and raise awareness thereof.
On 18 November 2014 Logalty became a member of the UN Global Compact initiative, the world’s largest sustainability initiative. Since the approval of Agenda 2030 in 2015, in addition to its commitment to promote the Ten Principles, it has worked towards aligning its corporate management with the SDGs, where it finds new business opportunities, improves relations with stakeholders, and promotes innovation.
Accordingly, Logalty has established the SDG as the roadmap to ensure the advancement of our society in a sustainable and inclusive manner.
We are working positively towards meeting the goals associated with the creation of decent employment and economic growth (SDG 8), we produce a positive impact on the environment by eliminating paper, printing, storage and the energy used in travelling (SDG 13), we are committed to the reduction of inequalities (SDG 10), and we earmark 0.7% of our profits to social projects which we support and develop together with our volunteers (SDG 1 and 2)
On the other hand, programmes such as Healthy Logalty that are committed to promoting healthy living among employees, support ODS 3, ensuring a healthy lifestyle and promoting well-being for all; and Logalty collaborates with its stakeholders (clients, suppliers, shareholders and social environment) with the aim of getting jointly involved with them to enhance the contribution of the SDGs associated to the company’s business (ODS 17).
The initiative #aliadosdelosODS is articulated with a coordinated communication campaign in conjunction with the Spanish Network of the Global Compact. It is launched coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the approval of Agenda 2030 on 25 September 2015. At the same time, the United Nations holds an important international event to review the achievements of these four years and launch new initiatives.
With these actions, the Spanish Network of the Global Compact and its member organisations, also seek to contribute to the country-specific goal established by the High Commissioner for Agenda 2030, reporting to the Office of the President, for all citizens to become aware of the SDGs by the year 2020.
Fostering the contribution of businesses to sustainable development
It has been four years since the United Nations General Assembly approved the Agenda 2030 with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), unanimously by its 193 participating countries, among them Spain. “No one left behind” is the central concept of the agreement. The SDGs propose ending poverty and hunger, reducing inequalities, and tackling urgent challenges such as climate change.
It was agreed that the participation of all was necessary in order to meet the goals of such an ambitious Agenda: governments, businesses, civil society, and the citizens of the entire world. Its strength resides in the universal character of the agreement and the ambition of its 169 targets. Meeting these targets demands an unprecedented effort on the part of all sectors of society; and businesses have a very important role to play in this regard. Attaining the SDGs requires combining the drive of the public sector, businesses, investors and civil society.
For the first time, the United Nations recognises that businesses are a key player in achieving its Global Goals: “Private business activity, investment and innovation are the major drivers of productivity, inclusive economic growth and job creation… We urge all businesses to use innovation and their creativity to solve problems related to sustainable development”, declared the international organisation.
The Spanish Network of the Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact is an international initiative that aims to generate a global movement of sustainable businesses to create the world we want. Its strength resides in its unrivalled ability to bring together businesses with other players that work towards promoting sustainable development: governments, civil society and the United Nations. With over 12,500 member organisations in over 160 countries, it is the world’s largest corporate social responsibility initiative. Additionally, it is mandated by the UN to promote Sustainable Development Goals within the private sector.
The United Nations Global Compact operates in Spain through the Spanish Network since 2004. It is the local network with the most signatories, and is at the head of the different UN Global Compact networks worldwide. It currently has 1,542 member organisations, of which 669 are partners.