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UN Sustainable Development Goals

At the UN summit in September 2015 the United Nations have officially announced the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They build on and succeed the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). BASF contributes to a sustainable future with its innovations. We support the United Nations in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which create the framework for sustainable business practices at the economic, social and environmental levels.

How BASF contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Fight poverty and hunger, water availability, and topics such as energy and climate change: The 17 universal and overarching SDGs succeed the UN Millennium Development Goals that have been adopted by then 189 UN member states in the year 2000.

In drafting these development goals, the United Nations worked together with nongovernmental organizations, international trade associations, employee representatives, scientists, policymakers and industry.

BASF welcomes the SDGs and supports the UN in making our planet more sustainable. BASF was actively involved in the development of the SDGs as a member of working groups. We act responsibly along the value chain. Especially topics and SDGs related to hunger, clean water and sanitation, renewable energy, good jobs and economic growth, innovation and infrastructure, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production patterns, climate action and partnering are of great importance to BASF.

The BASF Stiftung actively contributes to achieving the SDGs. Worldwide more than 50 projects, initiatives as well as activities in the field of disaster relief contribute to the SDGs in many different ways. Each of the projects add to a long-term improvement in the living conditions of disadvantaged people, especially children and youth.

UN Sustainable Development Goals and our contribution

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

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End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.

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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

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Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all.

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Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

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Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

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Ensure access to affordable, sustainable, and reliable modern energy for all.

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Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

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Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

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Reduce inequality within and among countries.

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Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

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Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

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Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

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Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

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Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

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BASF was recognized by the Global Compact Network Canada for its outstanding efforts to advance action towards the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The company received an SDG award in the large organization category. Find out more here.

SDGs icons can be downloaded at the United Nations website.