SDGs Assessment

Assessment of contributions to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for organisations

RINA SDG assessment

The 2030 agenda represents an important commitment for the future, defining 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This action plan is a challenge for organisations that want to invest in ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) principles, by encouraging them to align to the SDGs. 

What do we offer?

We carry out a SDG assessment to verify the contribution of organisations to the 2030 agenda. After a documental exam and/or an onsite visit, the client will receive:

How is the assessment made?

The assessment is based on the application of a rating methodology which consists in assigning a score for specific key indicators in order to measure the contribution of policies, strategies and activities put in place by an organisation regarding the 17 SDGs of the 2030 agenda.

Each goal evaluated as relevant, and each goal the organisation has an impact on will result in:

  • a general percentage score representing the contribution of the organisation to one or more of the 17 goals
  • a specific percentage score for each target

To whom is it addressed?

A SDG assessment is addressed to any kind of organisation, both public and private, of any sector and dimension, that has the aim of demonstrating its commitment and contribution to the 17 SGDs of 2030 agenda and giving stakeholders, both internal and external, the possibility to have opinions and take informed decisions.

Why RINA?

RINA has many years of experience in the field of certification and independent third-party verification in the field of sustainability, with particular expertise in the analysis and assessment of ESG and economic aspects. We are recognised and accredited by many international bodies for the main certification schemes in the sustainability sector.

Signed in 2015 by 193 UN member states, the 2030 agenda is an action plan for people, the planet and prosperity. At its core there are 17 Sustainable Development Goals to be reached by 2030 in environmental, economic, social and institutional fields. The actualisation of the 2030 agenda requires the strong commitment of all actors in our society: private and public organisations, civil society, as well as information and cultural operators. In this framework, the subscriber states are evaluated annually at the UN on progress, results and challenges. 

The 17 SDGs refer to a set of important issues regarding development, taking into consideration the three sustainable development dimensions (environment, social and governance) in a balanced way and aim to stop poverty, fight against inequality, face climate change, and build peaceful societies respecting human rights. In detail, the goals are to:

- End poverty 
- End hunger
- Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing 
- Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education 
- Achieve gender equality 
- Ensure availability and sustainable management of water 
- Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy
- Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth
- Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation
- Reduce inequality 
- Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
- Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
- Combat climate change and its impacts
- Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources 
- Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems
- Promote peaceful and inclusive societies, provide access to justice for all and build institutions at all levels
- Strengthen the global partnership for sustainable development

Sustainable development was defined in the World Commission on Environment and Development’s 1987 Brundtland report ´Our Common Future` as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. It seeks to reconcile economic development with the protection of social and environmental balance.

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