The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched by the United Nations in 2015 to provide a universal set of targets and indicators designed to help countries eradicate poverty, protect the planet and promote prosperity for all. They built on the Millennium Development Goals to outline the tangible benchmarks by which sustainable development could be achieved.
At Crystal, we consider the SDGs to be of critical relevance to our mission and values and have chosen six to directly integrate into our corporate strategy. As a member of the United Nations Global Compact, we are obliged to monitor and report against our progress towards these key targets, and our policies and procedures ensure that they are fully integrated into our strategic goals. The SDGs serve as benchmarks by which we measure our conduct and provide defining principles that can guide our future strategy. We believe that these goals can only be achieved as a result of significant collective action across all sectors. We include here our direct strategic goals in relation to the SDGs, setting clear targets by which we can be scrutinised.