United Nations initiative issues sustainability guide

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The United Nations Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have released a practical guide for companies to use when measuring their environmental impact.

Integrating the SDGs into Corporate Reporting: A Practical Guide, developed with support from PwC and Shift, makes plain the steps needed to set business objectives and both measure and report their progress towards long-term sustainability. The guide is designed to help businesses achieve the 2030 Agenda to ‘to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations’.

It is predicated on the increasing awareness of environmental degradation and its impact on both individuals and business. It outlines a three-step process for incorporating SDGs into existing business plans, beginning with understanding and defining priority SDG targets, before moving on to measuring and analysing existing data and using it to set business objectives, and then implementing the changes.

Read the full guide here: Integrating the SDGs into Corporate Reporting: A Practical Guide

 

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