The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were born at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012. The objective was to produce a set of universal goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, and economic challenges facing our world. The SDGs replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which started a global effort in 2000 to tackle the indignity of poverty.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
Following three years of consultation with all stakeholders – member countries, local authorities, private sector, and civil – 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in September 2015 by 193 countries at the United Nations. This program, also called “The Agenda 2030” was created in order to meet the actual challenges for peace, humanity, planet, prosperity, by 2030.
How does it work?
In The Agenda 2030, 17 Goals have been defined, containing an overall of 169 targets that can be monitored through 232 indicators to evaluate the progress of their implementation.
The SDGs and their targets are tools that can be used by any organization around the world, in order to contribute to a more sustainable and better future. These indicators are used as information for businesses through their CSR Reports, Annual Reports, or even Integrated Reports to display their involvement, progress, and results to reach the SDGs.
Which of the SDGs are you following?
At TONTOTON, we believe in a WIN-WIN-WIN solution for ocean plastic pollution, one that includes diverse benefits and a blue circular economy benefitting all: the environment, the society, and businesses. For this reason, we think that our mission fully lines up with the sustainability approach set up by the United Nation.
However, The 17 goals are broad and interdependent, which means that a business can easily want to say that it has an impact on most of them and later fall into a “greenwashing” action.
We are proud to contribute at our scale to the following SDGs :
SDG 1: No Poverty
Target 1.1: By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measures as people living on less than $1.25 a day.
TONTOTON Application: Increase daily incomes of poor waste pickers to eradicate extreme poverty
( $1.25/day ).
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Target 11.6: By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management.
TONTOTON Application: Waste will be regularly collected and will get an adequate final treatment through a co-processing system, generating zero waste.
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Target 12.5: By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse.
TONTOTON Application: Reduce plastic waste by reusing it in cement plants as an Alternative Fuel and Raw Material.
Target 12.6: Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle.
TONTOTON Application: Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information in their CSR Reports.
SDG 14: Life Below Water
Target 14.1: By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.
TONTOTON Application: Prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution by collecting ocean-bound plastic debris in poor waste management areas in Vietnam.
TONTOTON Team is looking forward to sharing with you, knowledge, and experiences through the pursuit of these goals. Stay tuned!