Our commitment to sustainability also includes making a positive contribution to achieving the SDGs. In particular, we contribute to goals number 3: Good health and well-being, 4: Quality education, 5: Gender equality, 8: Decent work and economic growth, 9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure, 11: Sustainable cities and communities, 12: Responsible consumption and production and 13: Climate action. We have been recording environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance indicators for many years as part of our CR controlling system. The following overview shows that our system of performance indicators purposely covers those SDGs that are relevant for our business activities. In addition to their relevance for control activities, the KPIs thereby make our positive contributions to SDGs internally and externally transparent. We continuously develop SDG relevance in our control and monitoring activities.
We look at more than just the SDGs as we develop how we deal with our benchmarks. In 2018, we launched a comprehensive impact measurement project (LINK; tbd wohin). It measures the positive and negative impacts of our business activity on the environment and society. As an important global frame of reference, the SDGs also play a role in this impact measurement.
With our infrastructure, our products and services, we make an indirect contribution to achieving SDG 1.
Based on our business activities, number 6 is not among the priority SDGs.
As part of the “Stop Wasting – Start Caring!” initiative, we are accepting our responsibility to avoid the use of, replace, reduce or properly recycle plastic and packaging in all stages of our business activity.