We support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“Sustainable development is more than a goal. It is our responsibility to our planet and future generations.” At WBGS we believe strongly in action for the SDGs and agree wholeheartedly in this message from Antonio Guterres UN Secretary-General.
WBGS is on a mission to create and realise socially and environmentally positive community solutions for our ever-increasing waste streams and we’re aligning with the United Nations’ SDGs. We are focused on SDG implementation, action (‘the doing’) and multi-stakeholder partnerships for the achievement of all SDGs.
In order for the SDGs to be realised by 2030, it’s going to take a global effort, with a local grassroots foundation and a realisation that we are more connected then we are divided – we all impact one another, and businesses can dovetail more sustainably into others. As stated at a UN press conference by former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon: “We will need all partners to make this a success.”
Multi-stakeholder partnerships between government, the private sector and communities are the foundation for success. And at WBGS we don’t take these words lightly. We’re joining forces with global and local partnerships in the spirit of cooperation and co-opetition (collaboration between business competitors, in the hope of mutually beneficial results).
Well what are the Sustainable Development Goals I hear you asking? They are an ambitious collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 – for ‘people and planet’! Right up our alley! The 17 SDGs and their 169 corresponding targets are the lights on the runway, to help us go from words to deeds and the United Nations wants to see us transform the world by 2030. And at WBGS we are all about making the words jump off the page into action.
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