Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Trust is the foundation of a strong and resilient society. To foster trust, we must ensure that institutions at all levels are accountable, transparent, inclusive and just.
This SDG has several 2030 targets to which every company can contribute. These targets aim to significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere; end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and violence against children; significantly reduce illicit financial flows; combat organized crime and reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms; develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions; and ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.
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
Community health is safeguarded and suppliers are actively encouraged to do the same.
This ensures that communities across the value chain are empowered to voice concerns about the company’s activities, and that such concerns are handled appropriately.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 09
Actively soliciting, impartially judging and transparently addressing employee concerns and actively encouraging suppliers to do the same.
This ensures that workers across the value chain are empowered to voice concerns over unequal treatment, unethical behaviour, or breaches to their rights, and that such concerns are handled appropriately.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 14
Ensuring product communications are honest, ethical and promote responsible use.
This ensures that people have access to true and relevant information needed to make informed consumption choices.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 15
Product concerns are actively solicited, impartially judged and transparently addressed
Trust is the foundation of a strong and resilient society. To foster trust, we must ensure that institutions at all levels are accountable, transparent, inclusive and just.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 16
Conducting business ethically.
This ensures that mechanisms are in place to enable the company – and all of its employees – to foster trust by preventing, identifying, managing and acknowledging ethical breaches (e.g. implementing policies that respect the spirit of natural and international law, and equipping employees to respond appropriately if offered bribes).Learn more about Break-Even Goal 20
Lobbying for outcomes that do not hinder progress.
This ensures that no effort to influence market dynamics (by the company or any third party acting on its behalf) is done in a way that undermines the transparency or accountability of institutions at any level, or that could undermine progress towards sustainable development, justice for all, and the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 22
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 the amount of people exposed to abuse, exploitation, trafficking and violence, promotes more peaceful societies where people are safe from harm.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 16
Encouraging governance to be strengthened in pursuit of future-fitness.
Encouraging governments to develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 22
Encouraging market mechanisms to be strengthened in pursuit of future-fitness.
Developing market mechanisms that remove incentives to engage in or support organized crime regimes promotes more peaceful societies.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 23
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