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K2 are flying the flag for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) again

On 25 September K2 is joining hundreds of businesses, government departments, civil society organisations, and schools in a global movement to fly an SDG flag to spread awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals and mobilise stakeholders for the 2030 agenda.

We are showing our support once again by participating in the UN SDG flag day, hundreds of SDG flags will be flown around the world on the 25th September to celebrate the 8th anniversary of the adoption of the sustainable development goals.

The SDG’s are at the heart of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, calling for economic growth, innovation, circular economies, and upgraded infrastructure, as well as providing a path to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and protect the planet.

This September will mark eight years since the world embraced the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, reflect a shared objective and ambition across all countries to end poverty and hunger everywhere, to combat inequalities within and among countries, to build peaceful, just, and inclusive societies, to protect human rights and promote gender equality of women and girls, and to ensure a lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources by 2030. The 17 Goals are supported by 169 targets and 232 indicators, enabling progress to be prioritised and tracked.

The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Whilst all the SDGs are important and interlinked, for 2023 K2 continue to align with the following five Global Goals where it believes it can have the most impact:

  • 5 Gender Equality
  • 8 Decent work and Economic growth
  • 12 Responsible consumption and production
  • 15 Life on land
  • 17 Partnership for the goals

These goals are particularly meaningful to us and cover areas where we can drive positive impact and make meaningful change.

Global Head of Compliance and ESG, Linda Rafferty‍, comments:

“Sustainability is one of the key priorities outlined in our current five year (2022 – 2026) business strategy, Kinetic. Underpinning this strategic pillar are a number of ambitious sustainability and ESG goals that really demonstrate how seriously we are taking our responsibility to put sustainability at the core of everything we do.

Having joined the UN Global Compact at the beginning of last year, we have committed to supporting the 17 goals of the UNGC, and the SDGs. Whilst we have chosen five goals to focus on for 2022 – 2023, they will be regularly reviewed to ensure the company’s focus continues to be on important areas that we can all have a meaningful impact on.”

K2 is flying the flag across all of our offices

This is a visual reminder to all across K2 that reinforces our commitment the UN SDG’s. If you would like to learn more about this please read through the K2 ESG report, you can also learn more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the impact this having in the 2023 SDG report.

View the 2023 SDG report

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