The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals and 169 underlying targets to ensure a sustainable world by 2030. These goals apply to all and encourage governments and the private sector to mobilise efforts and cooperate to end extreme poverty, fight inequality, tackle environmental challenges, and ensure sustainable resource management.
At Wallenius Wilhelmsen we are committed to doing our part. As such, we have identified six SDGs with relevant sub targets to which we have aligned our sustainability strategy and focus areas.
SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination
SDG 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors
SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation
By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes
SDG 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution