The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) are an internationally recognized framework that aims to address the three elements of economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection as part of a broader endeavor to eradicate poverty and strengthen peace and freedom.
There are 17 goals, accompanied by 169 specific targets. Businesses, alongside governments, are encouraged to implement actions in support of these goals in order to achieve the framework’s ambitious goals by 2030. We at Esprit have decided to take on this challenge. In determining our approach and our strategy, we kept all 17 SDGS in mind so that we could align our activities with the broader global sustainability agenda.
To maximize the impact of our work, Esprit participates in carefully chosen multi-stakeholder initiatives. The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is one of our key collaborations. The SAC developed the Higg index, which allows brands and producers to measure and benchmark their social and environmental performance.
Esprit is also a member of the multi-stakeholder initiative Partnership for Sustainable Textiles.