[NEWS] British Retailers Target Modern Slavery in Concerted Bid to Tackle SDGs

超過25家領先的公司,包括Aldi,Boots,John Lewis,Lidl,M&S,Sainsbury’s和WHSmith等家喻戶曉的公司已經作出一系列承諾,以應對未來幾十年來一些最大的全球性挑戰。

目標包括減少溫室氣體排放,砍伐森林和廢物的集體行動;支持所有人進入和就業;並領導消除現代奴隸制度。

BRC可持續發展主管彼得安德魯斯說:“我們通過與零售商和外部利益相關者進行討論,確定了零售行業影響最大的五個可持續發展目標,其中包括:可持續發展目標8(體面勞動和經濟增長);可持續發展目標10(減少的不平等);可持續發展目標11(可持續城市和社區);可持續發展目標12(負責任的消費和生產)和可持續發展目標13(氣候行動)。

More than 25 leading companies, including such household names as Aldi, Boots, John Lewis, Lidl, M&S, Sainsbury’s and WHSmith, have made a series of pledges to tackle some of the biggest global challenges of the coming decades.

Targets include collective action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation and waste; to support all people to enter and progress in employment; and to lead the fight to eradicate modern slavery.

Peter Andrews, BRC’s head of sustainability, said: “We identified five SDGs which the retail industry has the greatest impact on through discussions with retailers and external stakeholders. These are: SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth); SDG 10 (reduced inequalities); SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities); SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production) and SDG 13 (climate action).

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