What Goodbody Are Doing
No Poverty – end poverty in all its forms everywhere
Developing products and services tailored for customers with less available resources (e.g., mobile based money transfer services for unbanked consumers).
Recruit, train and employ local community members, including those living in poverty, and integrate them into the value chain (as producers, suppliers, distributors, vendors).
Good Health and Well-being – ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Align human resources policies with principles of human rights, including policies for HIV/AIDS. Use already existing resources for guidance (e.g., from the ILO, WHO, etc.).Partner with health care NGOs and public clinics to raise awareness and increase access to targeted health services for people and their families.
Make investments in health a priority in business operations.
Quality Education – ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Establish relationships with government entities and higher education institutions to improve education curricula to better align with business needs including responsible management.
Create programs (e.g., internships, work-study programs, traineeships, etc.) that give students earlier access to the corporate environment.
Provide employees with continuous opportunities to improve their (job) skills for their current and future employment.
Develop cost-effective education products and services that eliminate barriers to access and improve the quality of learning (e.g. ICT solutions to improve the delivery of education, innovative measurement tools, etc.).
Gender Equality – achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Assure sufficient participation of women – 30% or greater – in decision-making and governance at all levels and across all business areas.
Pay equal remuneration, including benefits, for work of equal value and strive to pay a living wage to all women and men.
Support access to child and dependent care by providing services, resources and information to both women and men.
Establish a zero-tolerance policy towards all forms of violence at work, including verbal and/or physical abuse and prevent sexual harassment.
Expand business relationships with women-owned enterprises, including small businesses and women entrepreneurs.
Affordable and Clean Energy – ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Commit to sourcing 100% of operational electricity needs from renewable sources when the contracts allow.
Reduce the internal demand for transport by prioritizing telecommunications and incentivize less energy intensive modes such as train travel over auto and air travel.
Decent Work and Economic Growth – promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Foster entrepreneurial culture and invest in or mentor young entrepreneurs.
Put in place mechanisms to identify child labour and forced labour throughout global supply chains, and implement remediation when abuses are discovered.
Install a firm policy against unfair hiring and recruitment practices, particularly of vulnerable groups such as migrant workers.
Develop products and services tailored for customers from different economic backgrounds (e.g. a wide range of cost options for testing).
Recruit, train and employ local community members, including those living in poverty, and integrate them in your value chain (as producers, suppliers, distributors, vendors).
Partner with civil society networks to provide education and entrepreneurial skills training.
Sustainable Cities and Communities – make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Use technological expertise to help build capacity of local businesses to deliver solutions and reduce travel.
Responsible Consumption and Production – ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Develop innovative business models such as moving from selling products to selling services, to retain ownership of the products and help close the materials loop.
Commit to and implement responsible sourcing practices beyond compliance – applying environmental and social safeguards – for all raw materials and commodities.
Foster product and technology innovation to optimize resource efficiency, reduce impacts on ecosystems and lower carbon emissions.
Climate Action – take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Source all electricity the company consumes at its facilities from renewable sources – such as wind, solar or hydro – or install renewable energy generation capacity on-site.