A Celebration of Earth Day and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

By Erica Hooper Lee | 22 April 2021

3 min read

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The Astrocast Commitment to the UN’s and ESA’s Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, 193 countries committed to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Since then, countries and companies around the world are using these guidelines to achieve world health objectives. To take this even further, the European Space Agency has applied these goals to the development of aerospace technologies that further the development of humankind. Astrocast is one of those companies, taking this mission to heart, and embedding it into everything we do.

Earth Day 2021

On this Earth Day, we want to highlight our achievements on the road to fulfilling these goals. This is our scorecard showing where we are on the sustainability path. Our goal is to drive toward all 17 key Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are well in line with our company mission to connect the world with the most advanced and sustainable IoT solution, making IoT global and benefiting all.

The Astrocast Scorecard

Tracking with the outlined UN SDG goals below, here is where we are so far.

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

One of our most important metrics is the health and well-being of our teams. With our new facilities and labs we have put employee health at their center.

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Today we are helping companies like Swiss Fresh Water bring water filtration to remote regions of the world.

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

At Astrocast we take pride in the diversity of our team and the programs we have instituted to allow our teams to grow professionally as they work. We also foster a culture of diversity and inclusion as we are eager to see more women in technology and science.

Goal 9: Industry Innovation and Infrastructure

You can’t get more innovative than our advanced SatIoT service that enables companies to take their own IoT strategies further, using our Swiss state-of-the-art nanosatellites, portals, and terminals.

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Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

It is important to have a backup. During traumatic weather, our service can cut through the storm to back up cities and communities who rely on world-wide access.

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Astrocast is a game changer for agtech, allowing every plant or animal to have its own support in the field. We enable a new type of livestock development and management that is more humane, profitable and sustainable.

Goal 13: Climate Action

Our SatIoT services are allowing researchers to measure the world. Whether it’s the temperature of sea through migrating turtles, or tracking the loss of ice at the poles, Astrocast brings a new sky view to climate change.

Goal 14: Life Below Water

When an animal surfaces they delight us with a whole new level of insight. Astrocast allows companies to measure their adventures and understand how each turtle, whale, or fish is impacted by the world above water. And improve wildlife quality under water by providing our solutions to companies like Wildlife Computers.

Goal 15: Life on Land

Food is life and with Astrocast, farmers can grow that food in a more natural and sustainable matter, by tracking the small changes that enable us to field the world and feed the Earth.

These are just a few of Astrocast’s efforts toward enabling global sustainability. We will keep you posted as we hit more sustainability milestones throughout the year. Make sure to sign up to our newsletter to not miss them!

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