The UN Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are increasingly being recognized as the global language for measuring Sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) performance. These objectives, established by the UN, aim to pave the way for a more sustainable future. CERTEGO actively contributes to multiple SDGs and their associated targets.
Exhibiting responsible behavior holds paramount importance for CERTEGO, aligning seamlessly with our core business concept of ensuring the security of our customers' properties throughout their entire lifecycle. We aim to be the most sustainable company in our industry by 2026.
By utilizing the SDGs as our guiding compass, we ensure that our priorities harmonize with both national and international agendas, thereby enhancing our ability to effectively communicate our sustainability and business strategies. While CERTEGO supports all 17 goals, we believe our most substantial impact can be made in relation to SDGs 3, 5, 8, 12, and 13.
Good health and Well-being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
We advocate for a safe and positive workplace and recognize the significance of a healthy work-life balance. We support Goal 3 through the following focus areas:
- Diversity and Inclusion: Promoting health and well-being for all individuals, regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, or other aspects of their identity, is essential to health and well-being.
- Safety, Health, and Well-being: We promote workplace health and safety measures and provide access to health services and insurance benefits.
- Sustainable Value Chain: Ensure that the same safety and health standards are maintained throughout the entire value chain of CERTEGO.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Promoting gender equality within the company involves more than just implementing policies and striving for a diverse workforce. The industry requires a cultural shift for gender equality to become a reality. We are working towards this through the following areas:
- Diversity and Inclusion: Ensuring equal pay, career advancement, and recruitment opportunities for both men and women, while encouraging women to hold leadership positions.
- Skill Development: By raising awareness about the importance of diversity and inclusion, recognizing gender stereotypes, and enabling all employees to stand up against injustices.
Decent work and economic growth
Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.
CERTEGO contributes to Goal 8 by ensuring decent working conditions throughout the value chain, fostering economic growth and jobs, and ensuring secure handling of information and data. Areas related to this include:
- Diversity and Inclusion: Fair wages and benefits, promoting workplace diversity and gender equality, zero tolerance for discrimination or harassment.
- Safety, Health, and Well-being: By providing a safe and healthy work environment for employees.
- IT and Information Security: Secure handling of information and data supports the development of a secure and sustainable business environment.
- Skill Development: Continuous training and development opportunities.
- Sustainable Value Chain: Ensuring that the same standards of safety, health, and well-being are maintained throughout the value chain in CERTEGO.
Ensure structures that contribute to more sustainable consumption and production.
Goal 12 aims to achieve more with fewer resources through sustainable production, consumption, and waste management.
CERTEGO contributes to this through the following focus areas:
- Packaging and Waste: Implementing appropriate waste management for paper, plastic, metal, electronics, and residual waste is a good starting point and will be applied across all departments, alongside a greater emphasis on reducing packaging throughout the value chain.
- Skill Development: Raise awareness about how our society and individuals can work towards more responsible resource management, waste disposal, and reduced packaging.
Fight one of our time's greatest challenges, namely climate change and its consequences.
CERTEGO supports this goal through the following focus areas:
- Transportation: Our largest greenhouse gas emissions stem from our own vehicles. Reducing the use of fossil fuels in our fleet is therefore our most significant contribution to Goal 13.
- Skill Development: Enhance internal awareness about climate change and its consequences.
What is the UN SDG?
The UN Sustainable Development Goals represent a collective global agenda for the year 2030, endorsed by all member states of the United Nations in 2015. These goals establish a shared framework for fostering peace and prosperity for people and the planet, both in the present and the future. Comprising 17 ambitious commitments and 169 targets, these goals aim to catalyze worldwide action across social, environmental, and economic development. Every goal is interconnected, influencing and shaping one another in intricate ways.