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UN Sustainable Development Goals

Stakeholders are increasingly looking to businesses to help address global development challenges. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set a global framework for countries, businesses and other stakeholders to address society’s most important challenges, working together in accordance with their different roles

In developing the people and planet aspects of our sustainability frame, we ‎started with the sustainable development goals to inform our thinking.


We considered where we make a direct or indirect contribution, the findings from our materiality ‎assessment and the extent to which we’re already in action to contribute positively to a Goal or ‎minimize or mitigate potential adverse impacts.‎

In doing this work we engaged extensively both internally and externally with investors, ‎sustainability experts, civil society, and our own businesses. This laid the foundations for ‎development of our new sustainability aims, which are underpinned by specific objectives and – in ‎most cases – targets. Although our business activity touches the majority of the SDGs, we’re focusing our ‎efforts on those that align with our aims in order to make the most impactful contribution to ‎sustainable development and to people over the next 10 years.

UN SDGs 3, 7, 8, 9, 12 and 17
Working with others


Through our membership of IPIECA, we’ve continued to work with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) on the development of an SDG Sector Roadmap, for advancing environmental and social performance.

UN sustainable development goal – 6
Related aim: 17 – in detail