Aligning with Good for Life’s Strategic Objectives and SDGs
The UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all the world’s nations, cover nearly every aspect of the future — for the planet, and for humankind. They concern all people, all countries, and all parts of society. There are 17 goals in total, and they aim for nothing less than a transformation of global civilization.
The six areas of focus are supportive programs and initiatives designed to assist Good for Life in achieving their strategic objectives for 2021, aligned to UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The four Sustainable Development Goals that align with Good for Life’s 2021 strategic objectives are:
SDG 5: Gender Equality Gender equality is the only SDG that has zero drawbacks. It is positive in all forms as it related to elevating women, giving their equality, and promoting them to all levels of the decision-making process. Equality and empowerment include freedom from discrimination and violence. It also includes making sure woman have their equal share of leadership opportunities and responsibilities, as well as property ownership and other concrete reflections of power in society. Gender Equality is a focus of Good for Life in its effort to work with suppliers that are committed to promoting women within their organization to all levels of the decision-making process.
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation Founders Adam Elson and Andrew Cromarty are passionate about providing clean water to the developing world. Basic water scarcity affects 40% of the global population, and nearly a billion people do not have access to that most basic of water technologies. The targets for this goal provide details for what we must do to rectify this situation, including protecting the ecosystems that provide the water in the first place. The clean water project for 2020-2021 is about donating 25+ water filtration systems to hospitals, clinics, or schools in need in the developing world where Good for Life does business or there has been an established need.
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth Competent, engaged, empowered and motivated people are a key resource to any supplier. At least 75 million young people around the world, aged 15-24, are unemployed, out of school, and looking at a bleak future. This Goal, while calling for economic growth to help close that gap, also calls for innovation and skills training to help employees get a meaningful job and expand their skills to face the future of that industry. Suppliers should develop and implement processes to attract and retain people who have the current or potential competences and availability to contribute fully to the organization. The managing of people should be performed through a planned, transparent, ethical and socially responsible approach at all levels throughout the organization. Good for Life shall monitor the continuous improvement of suppliers through the matrix focused on the development of its employees through skill obtainment and enhanced learning. This initiative is enhanced by suppliers who follow the ISO 26000 guidance on social responsibility.
SDG 12 : Responsible Consumption and Production Managing natural resources through ethical raw material extraction and manufacturing processes that use recycled materials instead of virgin ones are part of Good for Life’s core mission. We all need to make the way we produce and consume goods more sustainable. This Goal references that, but also covers topics like corporate sustainability practice, public procurement, and making people aware of how their lifestyle choices make a difference. Carbon measuring and management, supplier ISO 14001 Sustainability management systems, and responsible sourcing are all part of this SDG. Adherence to these principles are covered in the second matrix on raw material resource conservation.
The combination of the six areas or focus and the four SDGs are the backbone of Good for Life’s strategic objectives and compliment their company’s mission. It is for this reason that Good for Life will prioritize suppliers who align with these values and programs, helping Good for Life more easily reach their targets.
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