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Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals, which were launched by the UN in 2015, address the most pressing global issues, such as hunger, inequality and climate change. They all call explicitly on the business world and other organisations to contribute.

The SDGs are both in line with our purpose to solve important problems as well as supportive of our ambition to become a purpose-led and values-driven organisation.

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Linking the SDGs to our strategy

As the world is changing rapidly and our organisation is transforming, we regularly assess on which SDGs we can make the most impact. Our 2020 assessment showed that nine SDGs are relevant to our business and operations.

We are convinced that we are most effective when we focus. After careful consideration, we decided to focus on four SDGs on which we are able to make a real difference. These are:

  • SDG 5: Gender equality
  • SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
  • SDG 13: Climate action

Defining ambitions

We link the SDGs to policies and activities we already have in place and define ambitions to reduce our negative impact and increase our positive impact. It is our goal to operate fully circular in 2030. Complete circularity means no emissions, no waste and optimal (re-)use of products and materials. To evaluate and measure our achievements on the SDGs we have developed indicators and report on this in our annual review.

We conduct research and help clients

Realisation of the SDGs will only succeed when all parties involved work together and take responsibility for the ‘big picture’. We organise events to bring people together, develop leadership and share knowledge. With our Sustainable Development expertise we aim to support our clients in realising a sustainable future.

Contact us

Wineke Haagsma

Wineke Haagsma

Head of Corporate Sustainability, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)88 792 54 24

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