UN Sustainable Development Goals

According to a recent YouGov survey conducted in June, only 18% of UK SMEs – which account for 99% of all UK organisations – are even aware of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. That’s less than 1 in 5 small to medium sized businesses in the UK.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Sustainable Development Goals

2015. The year that Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning British monarch in history and Adele was the world’s best-selling music artist. It also marked the year the term Black Lives Matter trended on Twitter for the first time.

Whilst in America, same sex marriage was legalised and business magnate Donald Trump threw his hat into the ring as the Republican contender for Presidency.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

Also making headlines in 2015 was the 2015 Global Sustainable Development Report, a flagship report which laid out 17 sustainable goals to tackle the challenges faced by people and the planet, such as ending poverty and protecting the planet’s natural resources.

Sound familiar…?

Well if this passed you by amid a blur of more, shall we say, memorable events of 2015, you wouldn’t be alone.

According to a recent YouGov survey conducted in June, only 18% of UK SMEs – which account for 99% of all UK organisations – are even aware of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. That’s less than 1 in 5 small to medium sized businesses in the UK.

And yet these 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the universal challenges they represent, are profoundly important and reflect the global issues that world leaders have agreed need to be tackled collectively.

Aimed at stimulating action across the world by 2030, the goals address challenges such as ending hunger in all its forms and ensuring people can lead longer, healthier and more prosperous lives in harmony with nature, free from war, fear, violence and persecution.

Sounds good so far…

The report also sets out an agenda to protect the planet from degradation and to make sure that the world becomes increasingly sustainable by managing its natural resources carefully.

It also outlines a pressing need to make energy provision as renewable as possible to help address climate change and remove greenhouse gases.

And it recognises the urgency of creating ‘sustainable cities’ – a crucial priority given that cities account for around 70 per cent of global carbon emissions, and that two thirds of us will be living in one of them by 2030.

Responsible production and consumption, and a reduction in waste, are also highlighted within the UN sustainable development goals report, as well as a call for us all to play our part in tackling climate change in our homes and businesses.

When it comes to encouraging and enabling businesses to play their part in tackling climate change, there’s no better partner to have at your side than Eaasi Carbon, the UK’s specialist in helping small to medium-sized businesses to become Net Zero.

UN Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals

Eaasi Carbon’s approach is effective – both in terms of cost and results.

First, Eaasi Carbon can advise you on your ethical energy switching options, furnishing your business with all the information you need in order to make an informed decision. We’ve vetted suppliers to ensure the ones we recommend have adopted rigorous standards in relation to sustainability, continuity and value for money.

And you can be sure that our advice is entirely impartial. That’s because, whilst other energy suppliers and brokers have no obligation to declare how much commission they add to any contract they negotiate on your behalf, at Eaasi Carbon we simply charge a flat annual fee of £120 regardless of which supplier you choose.

This not only guarantees total transparency, it also covers the cost of your online membership, giving you access to our unique customer portal that helps you keep track of your supplier invoices and energy consumption.

Then, for just £60 per annum/per site, you can add ‘carbon emissions reporting’ to your contract, enabling your business to generate an annual carbon report that provides an accurate assessment of your current and historical carbon emissions.

Once you have an understanding of the impact of your business’ carbon footprint, you can then begin to consider how to go about off-setting it so that your business becomes climate positive.

Our automated carbon off-setting solution makes the whole process simple, easy and affordable. With minimal intervention on your behalf, our ‘zero touch’ platform gives your business the ability to ethically offset your carbon emissions in a way that you can choose to share not only on your annual accounts, but also with your supply chain, trade associations and customers.

And because our platform is based on the UK Government’s trusted Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework, you can be assured that, as far as carbon reporting and carbon off-setting goes, our solution is as credible as it is visible.

Eaasi Carbon works in partnership with Play It Green, a UK organisation which plants trees around the globe as a means of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, as well as delivering environmental, economic and social benefits to impoverished communities.

Benefits such as the creation of safe and rewarding employment. Replenishing lost eco-systems.

Increasing biodiversity. Providing access to clean water and effective sanitation. Raising life expectancy and improving quality of life. In fact, delivering on many of those 17 sustainable goals immortalised in the 2015 Global Sustainable Development Report

So, having gone full circle, you could say that Eaasi Carbon is already committed to playing its part in tackling the impact of climate change on people and the planet.

The question is, do you share that same vision? And do you want to challange theses UN sustainable development goals within your business.

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