On September 25th, 2020, the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development turns five. The Agenda’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets demonstrate the scale and ambition of the universal Agenda, which centers around the following five overall themes:
We are determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.
We are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations.
We are determined to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature.
We are determined to foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence. There can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development.
We are determined to mobilize the means required to implement this Agenda through a revitalised Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, based on a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, focussed in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable and with the participation of all countries, all stakeholders and all people.
The interlinkages and integrated nature of the Sustainable Development Goals are of crucial importance in ensuring that the purpose of the Agenda is realised.
QualiWare’s platform supports working with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the interlinkages. In essence, the QualiWare platform is a Sustainable Development Management System, allowing the customer to manage and monitor all the sustainable development activities.
The overview report to the right shows the business context that shows how the SDGs are assesed to impact – positively or negatively – on relevant business contexts, i.e., processes, systems, products, etc. All these objects can now refer to relevant SDGs, making them very visible and accessible.
The SDG Improvements Report/Dashboard (to the left here) gives a one-page overview of planned changes, their priorities, statuses, who is responsible, etc.
The Improvements Report is central to making internal audits for the sustainability strategy.
The report automatically links to the relevant page on the UN SDG website. Since the UN has an open API, it is possible for advanced customers to make more advanced integrations and data retrievals into the QualiWare platform via its integration services.
QualiWare’s solution allows for direct, web-based editing of the content (as shown on the left).