The UN Sustainable Development Goals: How can sustainable chemistry contribute? A view from the chemical industry

Elsevier, Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 13, October 2018, Pages 140-145.
Authors: 
Sean Axon and David James

Abstract

Since their launch in 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals have been adopted by a wide range of businesses to capture their efforts in corporate sustainability. This review highlights specific examples from the chemical industry, together with an evaluation of the approaches and tools some companies are using to support the realisation of the goals. A view towards the efforts required by the chemical industry in order to maximise the impact of the goals is also provided.