With more than 90% of the SDGs being embedded in international human rights law, human rights are a fundamental part of the entire Agenda 2030. Aligned with the principles of the UN Global Compact businesses will automatically contribute to reaching the Agenda 2030.

  • SDG8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

    With the “Decent Work” concept, the ILO has defined humane working conditions and decent wages.  The decent work agenda provides legal provisions on the fundamental rights at work, with gender equality as a crosscutting objective.

    By striving for decent work (together with other international labour- and human rights standards) along their value chains, businesses contribute to the SDGs (8, 5, & 10).

    By increasing fair employment opportunities, especially for young people, reducing “informal employment and labour market (particularly in terms of the gender pay gap), promote safe and secure working environments, and improve access to financial services to ensure sustained and inclusive economic growth“(Source: SDG Knowledge Platform), businesses contribute to SDGs 10 and 1.

  • SDG 5 & SDG 10: Gender Equality & Reduced inequalities

    Fair labour conditions foster a progressive generation where there are more equal opportunities and should eliminate gender discrimination.

  • SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

    Goal 17 seeks to strengthen global partnerships to support and achieve the ambitious targets of the 2030 Agenda, bringing together national governments, the international community, civil society, the private sector and other actors“ (Source: SDG Knowledge Platform). This also applies to the corporate world. By bundling our efforts and joining multi-stakeholder platforms best practices, potential human rights & labour risks as well as potentials for improval can be shared in a global network to find common grounds and move the Agenda 2030 forward.