The objective of the #SupportSDG campaign is to act as a speaker in order to achieve a multiplier effect and increase knowledge of 2030 Agenda.
On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the approval of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Geoalcali joins the #SupportSDG campaign to work on the dissemination of these United Nations Goals, by working together with the Spanish Network of Global Compact initiative to which it belongs. The objective is to act, by way of their own commitment to the SDGs, as a speaker and achieve a multiplier effect in order to increase knowledge and awareness.
In March 2020, Geoalcali joined the UN Global Compact initiative, the largest global initiative in sustainability. Since the approval of the 2030 Agenda in 2015, in addition to its commitment to promoting the Ten Principles, it has worked to align its corporate management with the SDGs, where it finds new business opportunities, improves stakeholder relations, and promotes innovation.
In this sense, Geoalcali has established a series of commitments and good practices aligned with its strategy. Among these, the development of Muga Mine under high standards of environmental and social protection stands out, with a strong commitment to dialogue and with the participation of stakeholders and the community, while in line with the SDGs. “At this moment of transformation that the planet is currently going through, the private sector has an increasingly leading role in a scenario where it is essential to minimize negative impacts and enhance positive ones. Geoalcali aspires to be a leader in the mining sector in this transformational change” highlights Ignacio Salazar, CEO of Geoalcali.
With this type of action, the Spanish Global Compact Network and its member organizations seek to contribute to the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which in these moments of crisis and uncertainty, is work that will create a sustainable future that the world needs.
Promoting the contribution of companies to sustainable development
It has been five years since the United Nations General Assembly approved the 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), unanimously by the 193 participating nations, including Spain. “Leave no one behind” is the axis of the agreement. The SDGs aim to end poverty and hunger, reduce inequality, and address urgent challenges such as climate change.
To achieve such an ambitious Agenda, the necessary participation of all was agreed upon: governments, companies, civil society, and citizens from all over the world. Its strength comes from the universal character of the agreement and the ambition of its 169 goals. Achieving them requires an unprecedented effort on the part of all sectors of society; and companies have an important role to play in this endeavor. Achieving the SDGs requires combining the drive of the public sector, companies, investors, and civil society.
With ten years to accomplish the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has called on all sectors of society to mobilize in this “Decade of action”.
The “Decade of Action” calls for accelerating sustainable solutions to the world’s major challenges; from poverty and gender equality to climate change, inequality, and closing the financial gap. Businesses have a crucial role to play in this endeavor.