Increased focus on sustainable energy for all
Coor has adopted the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In recent years, we have mainly focused on eight of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are still highly relevant for us and we are now also adding goal seven to our most prioritized SDGs.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal seven is about ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy. It is also about substantially increasing the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency and enhancing international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology. With energy supply becoming an increasingly important issue, Coor has built up a growing service portfolio of smart energy solutions that enables us to make a more active contribution in this area.
Coor will continuously work with the goals that we have focused on in recent years as eight now becomes nine, since these are the goals where our resource use is greatest and where we thus have the greatest ability to make a difference – in our own operations as well as in our service offering.
- The goals are part of an integrated and indivisible whole, where all goals affect each other, positively and negatively. Therefore, we need to have a constant awareness of how our efforts may affect other areas, and address all aspects of Agenda 2030, Maria Ekman, Head of Group Sustainability at Coor, explains.
To clarify which goals are appropriate for Coor's own business and which are primarily related to our customer offerings, we have chosen to divide the goals into two groups. The breakdown is aimed partly at creating a greater awareness in our own organisation, and partly at showing our contribution and what we can offer our customers. We have also illustrated how the SDGs are related to our triple bottom line.
About the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The United Nations Member States have recognized that ending poverty and other deprivations must go together with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. In 2015, this resulted in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 SDGs. Read more at the UNs website
Coor is mainly focusing on the following SDGs
3 - good health and wellbeing
5 - gender equality
7 - affordable and clean energy
8 - decent work and economic growth
10 - reduced inequalities
12 - responsible consumption and production
13 - climate action
14 - life below water
17 - partnerships for the goals