Astrocast commitment to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
February 3, 2020
Astrocast plans to leverage Social Responsibility (CSR) to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for sustainable growth in a holistic manner for the people and the planet.
17 Goals for People, for Planet
The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. All UN Member States adopted the 17 Goals in 2015. The latest is part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals.
With only ten years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), world leaders at the SDG Summit in September 2019 called for a decade of action and pledged to mobilize financing, enhance national implementation, and strengthen institutions to achieve the Goals by the target date of 2030, leaving no one behind.
Private Sector and the SDGs
With its on-the-ground networks and its ability to swiftly adapt and innovate, the private sector has an excellent position to bring new solutions to achieving the SDGs by their 2030 target. Also, the SDGs present significant opportunities for the private sector to open up new market opportunities and attract new private investments in sustainable development by leveraging the company’s core competencies, expertise, and resources.
No matter how large or small, and regardless of their industry, all companies can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While the scale and scope of the global goals are unprecedented, the fundamental ways that businesses can help remain unchanged. The UN Global Compact principles ask companies first to do business responsibly and then pursue opportunities to solve societal challenges through business innovation and collaboration.
Social Responsibility has always been in Astrocast’s DNA through our community events and core values. It is essential to direct existing efforts and define good practices in the entire value chain of the company to ensure a sustainable growth that will beneficiate our environment on a global scale. We remain committed to tackling the challenges of a sustainable world, and that is why our team will focus on concrete actions in the coming months. We’ll keep you posted!