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Covivio's contribution to the UN sustainable development goals

A signatory to the Global Compact since 2011 and achieving GC Advanced level in 2018, Covivio has applied the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since 2016. Covivio’s long-term CSR goals are consistent with the UN 2030 goals they contribute to, the 10 principles of the Global Compact, and the 2°C trajectory of the December 2015 Paris Agreement.

The 17 UN's sustainable development goals

So that public and private actors can provide tangible solutions to the main human and environmental challenges, in 2015 the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted a sustainable development programme entitled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. This comprises 17 SDGs, which in turn consist of 169 targets.

Covivio organizes its strategy around 9 of these objectives

Using several external studies carried out in 2017, which have been regularly updated, Covivio has identified nine key SDGs for its business taking into account its targets. These are described below.

3.9 – By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination

Covivio’s contribution to the SDG:
Provide our employees and clients with spaces that optimise their comfort, health, safety and well-being, through the use of safe, eco-friendly materials and intelligent layout.

5.5 – Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.

Covivio’s contribution to the SDG
Achieve gender equality and equal pay and carry out targeted actions such as the Ex-Aequo programme.

7.2 – By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

Covivio’s contribution to the SDG
Conduct an ambitious policy to reduce energy consumption and participate in working groups to gradually integrate concrete solutions to energy transition challenges into our buildings.

8.5 – By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.

Covivio’s contribution to the SDG
Participate in the momentum and economic growth of communities by supporting several thousand jobs in Europe through our various businesses.

9.1 – Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.

Covivio’s contribution to the SDG
Be part of a more sustainable and resilient urban vision by designing and renovating our buildings in the most circular and socially acceptable way possible while taking into account the environment and stakeholders and supporting innovation within the value chain.

11.6 – By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management.

Covivio’s contribution to the SDG
Create responsible real estate and promote more resilient and inclusive cities by being a player in the construction and growth of major European cities.

12.6 – Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle.

Covivio’s contribution to the SDG
Produce and consume responsibly through development and asset management activities and through the supply chain.

13.1 – Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.

Covivio’s contribution to the SDG
Implement a climate strategy to reduce the carbon footprint of our assets and assess the impacts of climate change on our business.

15.5 – Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.

Covivio’s contribution to the SDG
Commit to the fight against urban sprawl, the preservation of biodiversity, the emergence of the circular economy, etc., based on an action plan shared at the European level.



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