UN Global Sustainability Goal
The UN adopted 17 global goals for sustainable development in 2015. The objectives aim at achieving an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable world for all people on earth. GLACIAL has been working with sustainability for some time and contributes in several ways to the new development goals.
GLACIAL has chosen to focus on five types of goals that are more selated to the business than the others. Health and well-being (SDG 3), Equality (SDG 5), Clean Water (SDG 6), Decent Working Conditions (SDG 8), Marine and Marine Resources (SDG 14) are linked to GLACIAL Internal Work and Values.
Goal 3: Health and well-being
UN’s description of the goal: Ensure that everyone can live a healthy life and work for all people’s well-being of all ages.
GLACIAL Activities relevant: All GLACIAL suppliers must have documentation that they participate in Business Social Compliance (BSCI), which works to improve the working and living conditions of the employees in the supply chain.
Goal 5: Equality
UN’s description of the goal: Achieving gender equality, and all women’s and girls’ empowerment.
GLACAIL Activities relevant to goals: GLACIAL wants to be a brand for everyone and works to raise everyone’s equal value regardless of ethnicity, geographical origin, religion and gender identity. Based on GLACIAL Gender Equality, the organization is working to achieve gender equality within the company.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
UN’s description of the goal: Ensure access to and sustainable water and sanitation for all.
Activities in GLACIAL that are relevant: To minimize the spread of hazardous chemicals, GLACIAL complies with the EU Chemicals Regulation REACH. GLACIAL uses a ISO14001 certified shipping company. The ISO 14000 family of standards provides practical tools for companies and organizations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities.
In a world of overconsumption of plastic bottles, GLACIAL offers an alternative that contributes to a drastic reduction in the consumption of plastic bottles.
Goal 8: Decent working conditions and economic growth
UN Descriptions of the Goal: Seek for inclusive and long-term sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment with decent working conditions for all.
GLACIAL Activities relevant to the goal: GLACIAL works with suppliers who are members of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) – a business-oriented collaborative initiative aimed at improving working conditions, protecting employees’ rights and promoting a safe and secure work environment. Implementation of BSCI’s Code of Conduct involves systematic work on follow-up, education and improvement in the supply chain.
Goal 14: Marine and marine resources
UN Descriptions of the Goal: Conserving and utilizing the garden and marine resources in a sustainable way with a view to achieving sustainable development.
GLACIAL Activities Relevant: To prevent the spread of harmful chemicals, GLACIAL follows the EU Chemical Regulation REACH . GLACIAL bottles are made of recycled steel. GLACIAL uses a ISO14001 certified shipping company. (The ISO 14000 family of standards provides practical tools for companies and organizations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities.) In a world of overconsumption of plastic bottles, GLACIAL offers an alternative that contributes to a drastic reduction in the consumption of plastic bottles. A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2021, creating an environmental crisis some campaigners predict will be as serious as climate change. Between 5 and 13 million tons of plastic leak into the world’s ocean every year. This is taken up by sea birds, fish and other organisms and by 2050 the sea will contain more plastic weight than fish, according to research from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Experts warn that some of it is already on its way into the human food chain.