Our vision is to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. The clear and compelling pathway set out by the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) guides us as we continue to call on companies to align with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
We recognize the challenge and the ambition. The SDGs are universal, transcend borders and apply across the workplace, marketplace and community. They are deeply interconnected — a lack of progress on one goal hinders progress on others. It requires collective and systemic progress. We also see the opportunities. In a world of deepening inequality, widespread poverty and environmental stress, business will only thrive if the SDGs are achieved. And meeting the goals opens up at least US$12 trillion in savings and revenue and will unlock approximately 380 million new jobs by 2030. We commit to support and enable all businesses big and small, global and local to see their responsibilities and to seize the opportunities that arise from achieving these goals.