The Sustainable Development Goals are a brilliant way to start your journey to understading your impact and how you can become more sustainable.
It can be hard to know where to start when it comes to sustainability, but we can help you kick-start the conversation using the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs are an articulation of the world’s most pressing environmental, social and economic issues. They were endorsed by all 193 United Nations member states in 2015 and have since become a measure of progress for participating countries.
Although it’s worth remembering that SDGs were designed for nations (not businesses) the global understanding of SDGs makes them a valuable tool for communicating a businesses approach to ESG matters.
When applied correctly by businesses SDGs can help to foster transparency and accountability, in addition to giving clarity to external stakeholders such as customers and investors. And internally, they can prompt constructive discussion and guide decision-making.
But how can we we help?...
Going through our Impact Mapping exercise will enable you to understand the areas of your process which:
1. Generate a postive impact; and
2. Pose a risk to people and planet.
You'll get two deliverables:
A process map that shows which SDGs are most relevant at each stage in your process, also highlighting your priority SDG(s).
A guidance document which outlines the SDG Targets which are most relevant to your business, the types of business activities which contribute to the impact generated under these SDGs and examples of measures which could be used to track and report progress against your key SDGs.
This will enable you and your team to develop an understanding of the impact your business has on people and planet and grow in confidence when talking about sustainability.
You'll also be able to use the key SDGs identified as a basis to start impact reporting, so you can track and communicate your progress. We can help you with this too!
We offer Impact Mapping at a fixed price for micro and small enterprises, <£10mil turnover & fewer than 50 employees:
£500, if you have 1 service type.
£750, if you have 1 physical product type.
We also deliver a similar service for companies that have more than one service or product type, and medium or large companies.