What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global goals that define the 2030 development agenda of the United Nations. They are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The SDGs challenge companies to align their goals with the international community, which holds enormous potential for positive change.
How does Corbion contribute?
In the Advance 2025 strategy, Corbion has chosen to focus on SDG 2 (Zero hunger), SDG 3 (Good health and well-being) and SDG 12 (Responsible consumption and production) as the goals on which it believes it can create the most significant positive impact, given its business activities.
SDG2 or Zero hunger is about the transition to a sustainable food system, able to feed a growing population within the planetary boundaries. Corbion's solutions for shelf life extension, food safety, animal health and aquaculture support this transition. We also collaborate with our suppliers of agriculture-derived raw materials to promote sustainable agriculture.
SDG2 targets to which Corbion contributes:
Target 2.1. By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round
Target 2.4. By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality
SDG3 or Good health and well-being is about ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages. Corbion's solutions for health care, pharma, nutrition and hygiene contribute to various of the underlying targets set for SDG3.
SDG3 targets to which Corbion contributes:
Target 3.3. By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases
Target 3.4. By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being
Target 3.5. Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol
Target 3.7. By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programs
Target 3.8. Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all
Target 3.9. By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination
SDG12 or Responsible production and consumption is about the circular economy and also includes food waste reduction as a sub-target. Biobased chemicals and materials from Corbion play an essential role in promoting SDG12 and furthering the transition to a circular economy. Our work to create zero waste, to improve energy efficiency, reduce our carbon footprint and to implement gypsum-free production technology in our manufacturing plants also contributes to this goal.
SDG12 targets to which Corbion contributes:
Target 12.2. By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
Target 12.3. By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses
Target 12.4. By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their lifecycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment
Target 12.5. By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
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