Reports

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.
Covestro has produced bio-based PU dispersions for textile applications
ICIS,

Special Report, 3 July 2016

Growing demands from brand owners and consumers for fibres and textiles that are more environmentally friendly are now creating a huge market for bio-based polymers produced using renewable feedstocks. The textile and packaging industries have a significant impact on the environment: this report highlights how recent developments in new materials support SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, and SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy.

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

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
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

Linking to Goal 13, this report assesses the contribution of business-focused initiatives of the Global Climate Action Agenda to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. By providing this analysis, the report seeks to catalyse business action on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and demonstrate the potential collective impact of the assessed initiatives on emissions

United Nations Global Compact, 2016

Linking to Goal 13, this report discusses how the private sector can become a catalyst for enhancing and deepening country-level action to meet the ambitions set out by the Paris Agreement and the SDGs.

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