The sustainability targets set for the future represent one of the fundamental elements to make our “Becoming GREAT” sustainability strategy effectively operational.
For each of the priorities identified (Green, Responsible, Ethical, Attractive, Together), a series of sustainability targets had been included in the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, on which we have already started working: in the 2019 Sustainability Report we report the results achieved in 2019.
With regard to the debate at international level on Nearly Zero-Energy Building, as IGD we decided to do our part: we want to publicly commit ourselves and actively contribute to a transition towards a “low carbon” economy in the cities where out Shopping Centers are situated. Therefore in 2019, for the first time, we included targets for 2030.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or Global goals) were included in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda in 2015. They are a set of 17 goals and 169 sub-goals which aim to put an end to poverty, fight against inequality and promote economic and social development. A universal plan of action which requires commitment from everybody, including companies, which are called upon to add their own contribution by means of new responsible business models, investments, innovation, technological development and the establishment of multi-stakeholder cooperation.
IGD, following the guidelines of Global Compact Network Italy, identified 10 SDGs which were relevant to its business and which were connected to the material issues identified by the Company. These references were not only our guide in defining the objectives of the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, but are also an integral part of the Sustainability Report, in which we report on the results achieved on each of them.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels