With the aim of contributing toward and promoting the activation of society during the Decade of Action, MAPFRE has joined the Spanish United Nations Global Compact campaign, which works to promote the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
With less than 10 years to go until 2030, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has called on all sectors of society to mobilize for a “Decade of Action” to achieve the 2030 Agenda and 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). MAPFRE joined the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest sustainability initiative, in 2004.
MAPFRE is currently working toward seven priority Sustainable Development Goals: No poverty (SDG 1), Good Health and Well-Being (SDG 3), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8), Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11); Climate Action (SDG 13); Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions (SDG 16) and Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17).
Furthermore, MAPFRE is implementing a number of strategies in order to achieve carbon neutrality. One of the company’s commitments is to become carbon neutral in Spain and Portugal before the end of 2021, and for all other countries where MAPFRE operates by 2030. In addition, MAPFRE is working towards incorporating the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which will enable the company to report to its investors on how risks related to climate change are being managed.
The aim of the #WeSupportTheSDGs campaign is to act as a loudspeaker to create a multiplying effect, as well as spread knowledge of the 2030 Agenda and encourage work towards its Goals.
Six years have passed since the 193 member states unanimously approved the 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the United Nations General Assembly. “Leaving no one behind” is the pledge of the agreement The SDGs aim to end poverty and hunger, reduce inequality, address urgent challenges such as climate change and cultivate new partnerships and relationships in order to achieve these goals.