Resource Productivity & Circular Economy

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Based on the principle of leaving no one behind, the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to tackle poverty, climate change and inequality. These Goals represent the largest ever call for collective action by governments, institutions, businesses and citizens. To achieve the SDGs and so build a sustainable future for everyone, it is essential to develop the positive impacts of business and mitigate the negative.
Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Map helps companies to navigate and contribute to the SDGs by identifying the key issues and explaining the actions and outcomes needed for businesses to achieve long-term financial value, enabling both society and the planet to thrive.

Circular economy SDG's

Outcome
Natural capital is restored, preserved and enhanced, resource yields are optimised, waste is designed out of the product cycle and the risks associated with finite raw materials are minimised. Stimulating innovation and creating sustainable long-term growth and new employment opportunities (SDG 6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15).

Actions

  • Commit to the principles of a circular economy by seeking to keep products, components and materials at their highest utilisation and value throughout their lifecycles.
  • Support the use of renewable resources and identify ways of designing out waste and recovering it back into production processes.

Building Healthy Communities

Pride of Place is a new approach to the way we ask businesses to engage in communities. It brings together the skills and resources of business to help some of our communities in greatest need thrive again. It is a strategic and long-term approach based on over 35 years of experience of Business in the Community.  Our aim is to build healthy communities with successful business at their heart.
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