The company translated into Russian and distributed The Guide for Business Action on the SDGs. The SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Compass is a practical tool that provides guidance for arranging SDG work in any organisation, regardless of industry, size, and form of ownership.
At the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in September 2015, a new global agenda was adopted — Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals. One of the specific features of the new goals is the chosen approach to achieve them: the SDGs are addressed not only to governments, but also to other participants in the sustainable development process, in particular business, civil society, and all individuals. The universality of the SDGs allows companies to adopt a set of Goals that best corresponds to their activities and existing CSR programmes.
To help companies navigate the world of the SDGs and encourage them to take active steps towards their achievement, international organisations — leaders of sustainable development and CSR — develop appropriate tools. One of them — the SDG Compass — was developed by the Global Reporting Initiative, the UN Global Compact, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). A special feature of the SDG Compass is its universality: any company, regardless of its size or industry it operates in, can use it to align its strategies, as well as to measure and manage their contribution to the implementation of the SDGs.
The SDG Compass presents five steps for companies to maximise their contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: understanding the SDGs, defining priorities, setting goals, integrating, reporting and communicating.
The text of the Guide in Russian is available on the Sakhalin Energy website, as well as on the websites of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and the UN Global Compact Network Russia.
8 April 2019