Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030

The ‘Agenda 2030’ and its underlying 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the member states of the United Nations in 2015. They set out a clear roadmap towards ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, and protecting our planet. There are many touchpoints between the SDGs and the world of work, which connects all social partners and is the principal provider of livelihoods and security. It’s crucial, now more than ever, for labour market stakeholders to come together and realise the tremendous opportunity – and responsibility – they have to create a more sustainable future.


As one of its prominent actors, we are fully committed to playing our part, to harness our expertise and resources to contribute to the achievement of this important vision. We focus particularly on those goals where we can have the biggest impact – help unlock future potential, facilitate access to work, and enable better economic development, wellbeing, livelihoods and security – while directly and indirectly contributing to many more.

In 2021, we launched a new SDG-focussed campaign shining a light on our collective responsibility, as shapers and participants in the world of work. It leverages our expertise to make employment a key driver of sustainable development and provides insights for next steps employers can take towards the achievement of the 2030 agenda. Learn more.

Learn how we contribute to the Sustainable Development Agenda

Our case study on Business for 2030