Sustainable Development Goals Definition
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sometimes referred to as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a global call to action to end poverty, safeguard the environment, and guarantee that by the year 2030, peace and prosperity will be experienced by everyone. Companies can use SDGs to formulate and communicate their strategies and activities surrounding sustainability.
The 17 SDGs include a total of 169 targets. They recognize that development must balance social, economic, and environmental sustainability and that actions in one area will have an impact on results in others. Specific indicators are assigned to each goal to measure progress.