The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 universal goals that aim to address the most urgent environmental, political and economic challenges facing the world today. They build from the Millennium Development Goals, which saw global extreme poverty and child mortality halved by it’s completion. The SDGs address a broader scope, with a stronger environmental focus and more specific goals.

Achieving these goals is not just a government responsibility, but one falls to businesses and individuals too.  To encourage individuals to act, the UN has put out The Lazy Persons Guide to Saving the World. It’s a list of realistic actions you can take to work toward the SDGs without getting off your couch and includes progressively more taxing suggestions for those willing to stand up, leave the house, or even go to work.
 
BEC is always on the lookout for new ways to improve the sustainability of our corner of the world. Its a cornerstone in our business and shows through in everything from our ESD design principals to what we do with our rubbish after lunch.  We are excited to be able to get on board with such a wide-scale effort to work toward a more sustainable future. 

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