Sustainable Development Goals
An ambitious action plan to
transform our world by 2030
In 2018, Teixeira Duarte started a process to adopt the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a global framework to shape, drive and report the Sustainable Development actions of its subsidiaries, as it identified great affinities between its corporate vision of Sustainability and these Goals.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were established at a UN Summit in 2015 and unanimously approved by 193 Member States with the aim of creating an ambitious agenda for poverty eradication and global economic, social and environmental development by 2030. Compliance with this plan, known as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, involves unprecedented joint efforts on a global scale, by all countries and public and private players.
In its approach to this framework, the Teixeira Duarte Group conducted an evaluation of the impacts of the activities carried out by its subsidiaries on the global priorities and aspirations for 2030 defined in the 17 SDGs. The sectors/business areas operating in Portugal, Angola, Brazil and Mozambique markets, responsible for 77% of the Group's sales in 2019, were surveyed, having been analyzed the risks and positive impacts that each one can have in their respective countries with regard to sustainable development topics proposed in the SDGs.
Through this evaluation, the Group identified at a local level a number of SDGs that are most relevant. Thus, despite contributing to all SDGs, Teixeira Duarte took on 5 as priorities: SDG 3, SDG 4, SDG 8, SDG 9 and SDG 12.
Teixeira Duarte SDG priorities: