On 25 September 2015 the United Nations (UN) adopted a set of goals with the aim of ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all under a new sustainable development agenda.
The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of global targets and indicators that will shape the global agenda and policies on sustainable development over the next 15 years.
SusChem has always aimed to work through the principles of sustainability – supporting people, planet and profit – and it is committed to contribute to achieving the SDG targets. Indeed the chemical industry must play an essential role as one of the largest and most diversified industries shaping economic activities across a wide range of industry sectors and acting as an important engine for innovation in others.
Chemical science and innovation will have an impact in achieving all of the SDGs and is essential for some specific SDGs targets.