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Sustainable Development Goals

Through our initiatives and activities, we contribute to the advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development defined 17 SDGs in September 2015 that seek to address the world's greatest challenges. The SDGs build on the work undertaken through the Millennium Development Goals, but have a greater focus on the involvement of the private sector.

We have disclosed a more detailed alignment of South32’s contribution to the UN SDGs and their associated targets. Out of the 169 UN SDG targets, we have identified 19 primary UN SDG targets which our activities contribute to.

Read how we contribute to the UN SDGs in our annual Sustainable Development Report and Sustainability Databook, found here.

A poster listing the UN sustainable development goals