What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

The United Nations explains that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Since their launch in 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 169 timebound targets underpinning them have provided all stakeholders – the private sector included – with a lens through which to translate global needs and ambitions into business solutions. Companies and sectors that apply their creativity and innovation to develop these solutions will be in a position to better manage risks, anticipate consumer demand, capture growth markets and strengthen supply chains in line with the sustainability needs outlined by the SDGs. Accordingly, the Tire Industry Project developed an SDG roadmap to inspire and guide tire sector contribution to the 2030 Agenda.

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