The 2030 Agenda acknowledges that the 17 goals cannot be reached without the active support of businesses worldwide. It calls on companies to use innovation, technology, and creativity to address developmental challenges and opportunities. Elkem supports the 2030 Agenda, as a signatory to the UN Global Compact.
Elkem recognises the responsibility and impact we have in our business activities. We have a responsibility to develop products and processes that improve the quality of life and enable a sustainable low-carbon world, and minimise the negative impact of our activities, both environmental and social. Private sector must actively engage with key stakeholders – including customers, employees, supply chain and suppliers, local communities and authorities to promote a sustainable development for all
Elkem updated the materiality assessment for the company in 2020. In that process, the materiality was linked to how we are impacted by and can impact the UN SDGs. Although we understand that all goals are interlinked, and work to promote all 17 SDGs, Elkem has identified three SDGs that are most material and where we can contribute the most.
More information about the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, have a look at the UN website.