Our work and our commitment have a positive impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda. With our activity we fulfil targets to achieve eight goals of the Agenda.
In 2015, the heads of State and Government of the member states of the United Nations signed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is a joint commitment to resolve the socioeconomic and environmental challenges facing the planet and its inhabitants.
The 2030 Agenda focuses its efforts on 17 universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), through 169 specific targets. They are transformative and demanding goals that aim to achieve greater cohesion, social justice and sustainable growth within a period of 15 years, by 2030.
Sareb’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda
People, companies and governments, we must all collaborate to achieve these targets. At Sareb we are very aware of the relevance of the goals of the 2030 Agenda, which is why, below, we shall explain how we are contributing to the achievement of these goals.
Sareb’s mission and real estate development
Sareb was created with the public assignment of stabilising the financial system and helping to reactivate the real estate sector during an extremely complicated time. With our activity we have strengthened the liquidity and increased the solvency of the financial entities. Thus contributing to targets 17.13 and 8.10, respectively.
In the real estate development and promotion activity we recruit suppliers from different regions, thus favouring the creation of local employment (target 8.3). Furthermore, real estate promotions and completing unfished projects improve habitability and stimulates the areas in which they are located (target 11.1).
Sareb’s commitment to equality and diversity within the company
Sareb’s policies, procedures and programmes designed to guarantee equal opportunities and diversity within the company, and its initiatives aimed at training and coaching its employees, contribute to targets 5.5, 10.3 and 8.5 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
Sareb’s good corporate governance practices, the internal control mechanisms and systems and the transparency in the management and rendering of accounts contribute to the achievement of targets 16.6 and 17.3.
Sareb’s Corporate Social Responsibility and ongoing initiatives
We support the third sector, cooperating with social initiative projects to help vulnerable groups and promoting employment, economic growth and equal opportunities at all levels. This active collaboration with associations and foundations supports targets 8.3, 5.5, 10.3 and 8.5.
Furthermore, our work is carried out with a commitment to protecting the environment, implementing energy efficiency measures and we assess our suppliers’ commitment in this regard. Following the principles of our Environmental Management Policy, we fulfil targets 7.3, 12.5 and 12.6.
Sareb’s contribution to the targets of the United Nations 2030 Agenda
Below is a list of all the targets to which we contribute:
5.5. Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.
7.3. By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.
8.3. Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services.
8.5. By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.
8.10. Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all.
10.2. By 2030 empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
10.3. Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard.
11.1. By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums.
12.5. By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.
12.6. Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle.
16.6. Develop effective and transparent institutions at all levels.
17.3. Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources..
17.13. Enhance global macroeconomic stability including through policy coordination and policy coherence.
17.17. Encourage and promote effective public, public- private, and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.
Sareb in the United Nations Global Compact
Sareb adheres to the United Nations Global Compact and belongs to the Spanish Global Compact Network, the platform with the highest number of signatories. Our progress in the implementation of the Ten Principles of the Global Compact, in the area of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, are established in our Progress Report.