Why should I care about sustainability?
Introducing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
For those not familiar with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the list of 17 goals were created as an urgent call for action by all countries in the global partnership. On the UN’s website, it is noted that “they recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.”
While these goals might seem unattainable for some companies – especially those on the smaller end of the scale – it is possible to consider how your daily operations can play into supporting the global programme by making some tweaks to your working practices.
GSI support the SDGs
The GSINow product family help organisations monitor and answer questions about the state, condition, value and sustainability of both natural and man-made assets. This means that GSI can monitor crop growth, emergence and health and alert to potential crop failures and damage earlier in the growing season. As a result, authorities have time to make plans and make alternate crop supply arrangements for the population. Additionally, GSINow products can be used to rapidly discover illegal land use such as deforestation around food and timber plantations and detect potentially unauthorised open cast mines measuring their environmental impact which are often found to pollute water supplies.
We have studied the 17 goals in-depth and concluded that GSI is able to support 10 of the UN’s SDGs, including:
· No Poverty
· Zero Hunger
· Clean water and sanitation
· Sustainable cities and communities
· Responsible consumption and production
· Climate action
· Life below water
· Life on land
· Peace, justice and strong institutions
You can read more about our family of sustainability products here:
If you have any enquires in the meantime about how GSI can support your organisation in meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, please get in touch with us