2017 Sustainability Report

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

About UN SDGs

Swire Pacific takes due account of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”), which aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new international sustainable development agenda.

When developing SwireTHRIVE in 2016, we started to match the sustainability areas on which we focus and our key performance indicators to the SDGs. In doing so, we identified eight SDGs relevant to our business. In 2017, we identified 20 SDG targets relevant to SwireTHRIVE.

Activities linked to SDGs

  • 6.6 Protect and restore water-related ecosystems
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  • 14.2 Sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems
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  • 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally
  • 15.5 Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity, and protect threatened species
  • 15.7 Take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna and address both demand for and supply of illegal wildlife products
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  • 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters
  • 13.3 Improve education, and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
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  • 7.2 Increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
  • 7.3 Increase energy efficiency
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  • 9.4 Retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean technologies and industrial processes
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  • 11.6 Reduce the adverse environmental impact of cities, by paying attention to air quality and waste management
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  • 12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
  • 12.3 Reduce per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels, and along production and supply chains
  • 12.5 Reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
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  • 14.1 Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
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  • 6.1 Achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
  • 6.3 Improve water quality by reducing pollution, reducing the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
  • 6.4 Substantially increase water-use efficiency and ensure sustainable withdrawals
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  • 12.2 Sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
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  • 15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services
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  • 12.1 Help implement sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • 12.3 Reduce per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels, and along production and supply chains
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