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With the aim of contributing and promoting the mobilization of society in the Decade of Action, in Bioazul we joined the #apoyamoslosODS campaign launched by the United Nations Global Compact Spain, an initiative to which we belong, to work on the dissemination of these Objectives of the United Nations. The objective is to act, from their own commitment to the SDGs, as a speaker and achieve a multiplier effect so that they get to know each other and work.
In 2019 we joined the UN Global Compact initiative, the world’s largest sustainability initiative. Since the approval of the 2030 Agenda in 2015, in addition to its commitment to promoting the Ten Principles, it has worked to align its corporate management with the SDGs, where it finds new business opportunities, improves the relationship with its stakeholders and promotes innovation.
In this sense, at Bioazul we have established a series of commitments and good practices aligned with our strategy. At Bioazul we contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on SDG 6, guaranteeing clean water and sanitation for all and SDG 13 adopting measures to combat climate change and its effects. We focus on the treatment and reuse of water as a way to reduce pressures on the water resource, promoting the circular economy in the use of water and allowing the recovery of nutrients from wastewater, which is an added value in a sector. as important as agriculture, contributing to SDG 12 and SDG 2. The efforts we make to achieve sustainable management of water resources also translate into a healthier life under water, both in rivers and in marine environments, SDG 14, and has the potential to help cities adapt in a context of climate change and become more resilient by reducing their impact on water bodies, SDG 11.
Gender equality, SDG 5, is a very important objective for Bioazul and we include it transversally in all the activities carried out by the company, promoting the empowerment of women in Research, Development and Innovation activities, advocating for the representation of women in management positions and on decision-making teams.
Since the creation of Bioazul, we have worked building alliances and working in cooperation with entities of different nature and recognized national and international prestige, to achieve common objectives, in line with SDG 17. In addition, within our projects we promote the development and responsible technology transfer in developing countries. We understand that working in alliances is especially useful for innovation, since it fosters an extremely enriching exchange of knowledge, experiences and skills between professionals and relevant stakeholders.
With this type of action, the United Nations Global Compact Spain and its member organizations seek to contribute to the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, work that, in these moments of crisis and uncertainty, is configured as the formula to create the sustainable future that the world needs.
Promoting the contribution of companies to sustainable development
Six years ago, the United Nations General Assembly approved the 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), unanimously by the 193 participating States, including Spain. “Leave no one behind” is the axis of the agreement. The SDGs aim to end poverty and hunger, reduce inequalities and tackle urgent challenges like climate change.
To achieve such an ambitious Agenda, the necessary participation of all was agreed: governments, companies, civil society and citizens from all over the world. Its strength comes from the universal character of the agreement and the ambition of its 169 goals. Achieving them requires an unprecedented effort on the part of all sectors of society; and companies have a very important role to play in this endeavor. Achieving the SDGs requires combining the drive of the public sector, companies, investors and civil society.
With less than ten years to comply with the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has called on all sectors of society to mobilize in this “Decade of action”.
The “Decade of Action” calls for accelerating sustainable solutions to the world’s major challenges; from poverty and gender equality, to climate change, inequality and closing the financial gap. Businesses have a very important role to play in this endeavor.
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