Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit communities and society at large.
This SDG has several 2030 targets to which every company can contribute. These targets aim to end all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls everywhere; recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work, and promote shared responsibility within the household and the family; and secure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making.
Every Future-Fit Business must avoid slowing down progress toward this SDG by:
Procurement of goods and services does not hinder progress.
The environmental and social footprints of a company’s supply chain affect society’s progress towards many of the global challenges that the SDGs seek to address. By taking steps to increase the fitness of its supply chain, the company encourages actions that support the related SDGs.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 04
Safeguarding employee health and actively encouraging suppliers to do the same.
This ensures that labour rights and safe working environments are provided for all workers.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 10
Offering its employees fair employment terms and actively encouraging suppliers to do the same.
This ensures that male and female workers across the value chain are offered financially supported parental leave, thus recognising the value of and promoting shared responsibility for childcare.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 12
Eliminating employee discrimination and actively encouraging suppliers to do the same
This ensures that male and female workers across the value chain have equal access to employment, training and advancement opportunities.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 13
Actively soliciting, impartially judging and transparently addressing employee concerns and actively encouraging suppliers to do the same.
This ensures that workplaces across the value chain are conducive to the mental and physical wellbeing of all workers, and in particular that there is zero tolerance for sexual harassment and violence against women.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 14
Investing in assets that do not hinder progress.
The environmental and social footprints of a company’s investments affect society’s progress towards many of the global challenges that the SDGs seek to address. By taking steps to increase the fitness of its financial assets, the company encourages actions that support the related SDGs.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 23
Any Future-Fit Business may actively speed up progress toward this SDG by:
Ensuring more people are healthy and safe from harm.
Reducing all forms of violence against women and girls, including human trafficking, and eliminating harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation, ensure more women and girls are healthy and safe from harm.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 16
Ensuring individual freedoms are upheld for more people.
Eliminating discriminatory practices empowers women and girls, and ensure equal opportunities at all levels of decision-making.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 19
Encouraging governance to be strengthened in pursuit of future-fitness.
Encouraging governments to recognize the value of unpaid care and domestic work through appropriate public services and policies.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 22
Aligning social norms to increasingly support the pursuit of future-fitness.
Challenging cultural norms that result in harmful practices such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation, to protect and empower women and girls.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 24
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