Sustainable development goals to tackle global challenges

In 2015 the UN set an ambitious plan to address some of the pressing issues faced by the world. The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. Standards bring much needed clarity to the conversation and enable businesses to plan their future growth around meeting consumer expectations, they enable transparency about products and best practices for limiting their impacts.

Standards Australia recently published AS ISO 20400:2018 Sustainable procurement – Guidance which provides guidance to organisations, independent of their activity or size, on integrating sustainability within procurement. Consumers Federation of Australia has a representative on the technical committee contributing to this work as part of the CFA Standards Project.