Aligned With UN Sustainable Development Goals; Good Life Goals
In our recent blog James&Co Is A Certified B Corp: Have Confidence That Sustainability Is At Our Core we reported research that half of the consumers in the USA and Great Britain want a sustainable fashion industry. However, almost as many consumers do not know which fashion brands and retailers are committed to sustainability.
The Good Life Goals: Blueprint To Implement The Big Picture SDGsFollowing on from the UN release of the 17 SDGs, there was a collaborative effort of a number of parties to develop a blue-print for implementing 17 SDGs. The outcome of that collaboration set out The Good Life Goals. The Good Life Goals are a set of personal actions - 5 for each of the SDGs - that people around the world can take to help support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each SDG has an emoji and the Good Life Goals are articulated in respect of each.
A component piece of developing the Good Life Goals was a research study which concluded that:
- 96% of people feel their own personal actions, such as donating, recycling or buying ethically, can make a difference to helping make the world a better place
- 88% of consumers expect brands to help them make a difference
How does James&Co align with the SDGs and Good Life Goals?
Read this blog for more about that. All comments welcome.
UN Ten Principles Of The UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment, and anti-corruption:
a. Human Rights Principle
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
b. Labor Principle
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labor; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.