Our commitment to comply with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Primarily, Polygiene can directly help companies comply with the following specific targets for goal number 12 – Responsible consumption and production.

12.2 – Sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
By 2030, achieve sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.

12.4 – Sound management of chemicals and all wastes
By 2030 achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle in accordance with agreed international frameworks and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment. Parties to international multilateral environmental agreements on hazardous chemicals and waste that meet their obligations in transmitting information as required by each relevant agreement. Contaminants in air, water, and soil from industrial sources, agriculture, transport and wastewater, and waste treatment plants. Sound chemicals management corporate policies and practices throughout the value chain.

12.5 – Reduction of waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, reuse
By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse. National waste generation. National recycling rate and recycling rate for specific materials and sectors. Size of the re-used goods on the market.

Secondarily, Polygiene contributes to the goals below, as defined and measured by the United Nations. By and through 2030 the goals are to:

Avoid wasting water.

Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the world’s population

6.4 – Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater

To address water scarcity, and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity. Water productivity. Water stress. A number of people affected by water scarcity.

Avoid wasting energy

7.3 – Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency

National energy efficiency (production approach). Metabolic rate (production approach). National energy efficiency (consumption approach). Metabolic rate (consumption approach)

Improve resource efficiency in consumption and production

8.4 – Progressively improve global resource efficiency in consumption and production

Endeavor to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation in accordance with the 10-Year Framework of Programs on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, with developed countries taking the lead. National material efficiency (production approach). National material efficiency (consumption approach).

Slow down fast fashion

13 – By slowing down the fast fashion by less wash and less discarding garments.

We decrease climate gas emissions generated from energy use.

Reduce marine pollution, and plastic debris

14.1 By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds

In particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution, SDG 14.1.1 Index of coastal eutrophication and floating plastic debris density

14.1.1 Index of coastal eutrophication and floating plastic debris density

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More about the UN Goals

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Responsible Production and Consumption
Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity
Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs
Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere
Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future