COVID-19 is spreading human suffering, destabilizing the global economy, and upending the lives of billions of people around the globe. The pandemic is an unprecedented wake-up call, laying bare deep inequalities and exposing precisely the failures that are addressed in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Leveraging this moment of crisis, when usual policies and social norms have been disrupted, bold steps can steer the world back on track towards the Sustainable Development Goals. This is the time for a change, for a profound systemic shift to a more sustainable economy that works for both people and the planet. The Sustainable Development Goals are vital for a recovery that leads to greener, more inclusive economies, and stronger, more resilient societies.
As a responsible corporate citizen of the world, we are acutely aware of the fragility of the global ecosystem where the need to feed and support an increasing global population seeking to satisfy an insatiable demand for affluence and modern urban lifestyles has to be balanced against the prevention of depletion of finite earth resources and the need to leave behind a liveable world for our future generations.
Our company has focused on 5 out of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.