Greener Business Better Workplace

Businesses plays a major contributor to deliver on SDG goal 8, “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”. This global goal highlights the importance of decent work in achieving sustainable development.

When reinforced by specific targets on the provision of social protection, eradication of forced and child labour, increasing productivity, addressing youth employment, SMEs and skills development, this goal is an indispensable response to the economic and social needs of people and governments everywhere. The workplace is a convenient and strategic place to deliver on the SDGs. IBCSD in partnership with the International Labour Organization has developed tools and programs for the workplace that support efforts for overall improvement, socially responsible & greener business practices and encourage better workplace cooperation. This likewise fits as a significant addition to the menu of programs and initiatives that businesses can choose from, when embarking on the SDGs.

"Pursuing sustainable development makes companies more competitive, more resilient and adaptable in a fast-changing world, and more prepare for the future."