More and more companies worldwide are becoming ambitious about working with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals were defined by the UN's 193 member states in 2015 to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect the earth.
Some companies work with the SDGs by participating in the UN Global Compact. This involves for the company to incorporate the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into strategies, policies, and processes, and each year create a progress report. Other companies choose to work with the SDGs or other sustainability goals, laws and requirements in other ways.
Managing and measuring a company's sustainability efforts can become a very complex task. To make it a lot easier, you can use QualiWare.
How to manage and measure sustainability efforts in QW
With QualiWare, you can manage sustainability efforts linked to processes and analysis - in the same place. You can easily link sustainability goals and actions with specific processes and risks, and you can follow up on progress and share it with your colleagues.
The pictures below are an example of how you can do it.
The picture shows four examples of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) in the far left column:
06: Clean Water and Sanitation, 07: Affordable and Clean Energy, 08: Decent work and economic growth, and 09: Industry, innovation, and Infrastructure.
In the next column, you can add a description of the goal, and the next column shows the name of the exact goals, this could be “Un Goal 6.1”.
The next column shows whether some of the company’s processes have a negative or positive impact on the sustainability effort.
The following two columns are the names of the process owner and process responsible.
The last column shows in which projects the sustainability effort is entailed.
Example continued: SDG Performance view
If you click on the first sustainability goal, "06 Clean Water and Sanitation", you will get a level deeper; see how in the following pictures:
In the pictures below, you can see how specifically the company will work towards the sustainability goals: Objectives, KPIs, performance status, etc., and most importantly: Change requests are linked to goals, so that you can follow up and see status.
This way, your organization can easily obtain an overview of all your sustainability efforts and clearly see how processes in the business have a negative or positive effect on the progress.