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VanLuk Global Endorses UN Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, leaders of 193 UN member states adopted the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda, consisting of 17 Sustainable Development Goals aims to end all forms of poverty, to fight inequalities and to tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

 

The SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals and aim to go further. They call for action by all countries, rich, poor and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting our planet. Compiling the agenda was an extensive process involving over 7 million people. The private sector played an important role and will play an even more pivotal role in achieving the SDGs in 2030.

 

VanLuk Global fully endorse the agenda with 17 SDGs providing a window of opportunity. We aim to participate with clients in various partnerships that contribute positively to one or several SDGs.

 

There is a strong business case for taking action on the SDGs, which represent an important opportunity for our clients, as aligning with the sustainable development agenda can lead to greater efficiencies, cost savings and competitiveness, and enhance social license to operate.

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– Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

Food Security and Waste

“We can only deliver the Sustainable Development Goals if we change how we grow, produce and consume our food.
Food waste is a huge part of that. If we tackle food waste, we can create a food system which is more efficient, resilient and sustainable.
We are working in partnership with farmers, suppliers and consumers to help tackle this challenge and create a brighter future for all.”

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- Grant Kelley, Chief Executive Officer, City Development Limited

Green Buildings & Construction

“CDL also focusses on grooming youths to be environmentally conscious, as they form the next generation of homebuyers,
employees and leaders. Given our leadership in green buildings and sustainability integration, we will have a competitive edge
with the rise of green consumerism.”

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David Kohler, President and CEO of Kohler Co.,

Industrialisation & Innovation

““I want to thank our past and present Kohler associates for their drive and passion around sustainability.
Like Ray Anderson who pioneered the concept, we believe that sustainability is not about compromise or tradeoffs and that business success can be
enhanced while also improving the environment. Integrating business and environmental practices is undeniably better – for our company,
associates, customers, and the environment.”

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Norsk Ombruk, A remanufacturing company in Norway

Circular Economy

“According to Norsk Ombruk, remanufacturing will play a critical role in the transition toward a circular economy,
enabling products, components and valuable resources to be kept at their highest use for a greater period of time. Beyond helping realize significant
significant savings in resources, energy, emissions, water and waste, remanufacturing also has the potential to create new jobs and
generate sustainable economic activity.”

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Colleen Vien, Sustainability Director, Timberland

Climate Change

“Timberland’s goal is to reduce their global energy demand by two percent year over year while also increasing
their use of renewable energy two percent year over year.”

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Francesco Starace, CEO of the Italian power utility Enel

Energy & Renewables

“Enel is adapting to the changing landscape. Previously, the company developed large, centralized power plants,
which cost hundreds of millions of dollars and took a decade to build. Enel has adapted to this rapid rate of change
by favoring microgrids over traditional grid-tied plants. Many microgrids use solar power, making them both easy to build
build and environmentally sustainable. While the company could have seen the changes in the business landscape around them
as a death knell, they saw it as a harbinger of market opportunity. “Open up your mind and heart to the endless opportunities of collaboration,”