UN Sustainable Development Goals

The first episode of BENNU's new feature talks about the program of action for people, planet and prosperity signed on September 25, 2015 by the governments of the 193 member countries of the United Nations.

A program that does not solve all the problems, but that represents a good shared foundation from which to build a different world and give everyone the opportunity to live in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable world.
Signed on September 25, 2015 by the governments of the 193 member countries of the United Nations, and endorsed by the UN General Assembly, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a blueprint for action for people, planet and prosperity.
Consisting of 17 Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs - and framed within a broader program of action consisting of 169 targets, the Agenda has a global validity. It concerns and involves all countries and components of society, from private companies to the public sector, from civil society to information and cultural operators.
The 17 SDGs refer to a set of important development issues that take into account in a balanced manner the three dimensions of sustainable development - economic, social and ecological - and aim to end poverty, fight inequality, address climate change, build peaceful societies that respect human rights.
Is sustainability a strictly environmental issue? No.
More and more awareness is needed in civil society, the business world, national government, administrations and public opinion, about the need to adopt an integrated approach and concrete measures to address a major socio-economic paradigm shift, the many complex environmental and institutional challenges.
The UNITED Nations coordinates an evaluation process for each country through the work of the High-level Political Forum (HLPF), which is tasked with assessing progress, achievements and challenges for all countries, and by national and international public opinions.
Why it is necessary for companies operating in the fashion world to adapt to these goals is quite clear, but perhaps it is worth remembering that the fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world and is under the eye of the storm for constant reports of abuses and violations of workers' rights, starting with wages - not adequate - and ending with the exploitation of labor.
Through the process of growth at BENNU, we decided to embrace the United Nations campaign by focusing on three main goals:
  • Gender Equality: Ensuring and promoting gender equality and women empowerment throughout the supply chain and corporate structure;
  • Decent work and economic growth: guaranteeing all those involved in the supply chain an adequate salary and fair working conditions and collaborating with suppliers who apply the same conditions;
  • Responsible consumption and production: rRecovering unused or deadstock fabrics and garments, creating limited collections with a slow approach, and giving value to each individual garment.
In the coming months we will continue to improve our proposal, giving more and more space and voice to the people involved in all the steps of our project.
We believe that a sustainable approach derives first of all from a social responsibility in which people and their lives take first place: guaranteeing the right conditions in the workplace, both from a moral and economic point of view, to allow everyone to live their lives better.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Global Goals
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