Reports

Future progress on managing climate change is in our hands
ICIS,

ICIS EPCA Supplement 2015, pages 56-57, 26 September 2016

Landmark emissions targets were outlined at the COP21 meeting in Paris in 2015 and the chemical industry will play an important role in achieving them. The support of the chemical industry is vital for advancing SDG 13.2 to integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning. This report also emphasises the opportunities that climate action brings to the chemical industry.
Increasing diversity and inclusion in the petrochemical workforce
ICIS,

ICIS Special Report, EPCA, 26 September 2016

There is a strong business case for increasing diversity and inclusion in the petrochemical workforce. EPCA’s new initiative on the subject aims to discover best practice and embed diversity and inclusion into management thinking and company DNA. This is important for advancing SDG 10.2 to empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
Lexis Nexis Construction
LexisNexis Legal & Professional,

Business Insight Solutions, September 2016

There are more than 45 million victims of modern slavery globally with a significant number involved in construction. This report argues that forced labour and modern slavery are common throughout the global construction industry. Engaging key stakeholders and raising awareness of the issue from a global perspective are key to the advancement of SDG target 8.7 to eradicate forced labour, ending modern slavery and human trafficking by 2025.
An autonomous harvester starts to cut robot-grown barley
Farmers Weekly,

6 September 2017

The groundbreaking Hands Free Hectare project has just seen its first harvest. This £200,000 Innovation UK-funded project by Harper Adams University with Precision Decisions has modified existing machinery to drill, sow, spray and harvest the crop without any human control. The project aims to show how automation can facilitate a sustainable farming system where multiple smaller, lighter machines will enter the field, minimising the level of compaction (SDG 15, life on land and SDG 9, industry, innovation and infrastructure).
Cancer Moonshot Report
Elsevier,

Research Intelligence, August 2016

With this report, Elsevier aims to benchmark and map out the global landscape of cancer research to provide helpful new insights. Along with other materials, this benchmark report will offer the research community, pubic, policymakers and research funding organizations information on the current state of cancer related research. We hope this report will be used to inform the development of new operational approaches, priorities, policies and funding strategies to produce new knowledge that will address key challenges related to cancer in the most effective, efficient and impactful way possible.

United Nations Global Compact, 2016

The discussion links Principle 5 of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which encourages companies to expand on their business connections with women-owned enterprises, to advance Goal 5

United Nations Global Compact, 2016

A guide to the drivers, opportunities, challenges and implementation steps for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to adopt traceability in their supply chains, focussing on Goal 8
Diversity of gender and race within senior management roles leads to better thinking and decisionmaking
ICIS,

ICIS AFPM Supplement 2016, March 2016

More women are entering the oil and gas and petrochemical sectors – but there’s still a way to go. It’s all part of a wider drive to increase diversity in the workforce. This is important for advancing SDG 5.1 to end all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere and SDG 5.5 to ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.

United Nations Global Compact, 2016

A responsible supply chain, and eliminating corruption in the supply chain, are important elements of goals 10 and 16. This report, updated in 2016, outlines common supply chain corruption scenarios and provides a framework and set of tools for addressing them.

United Nations Global Compact, 2016

This report provides an overview on how to do business with respect to children's right to be free from child labour, with the aim to improve global supply chain governance, due diligence and remediation processes to advance the progressive elimination of child labour. This report relates to Goal 8 and Goal 10.

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