ESG and the SDGs: The Circle of Life

stairs from downward angle showing circularity

Well, it seems to me that ESG and SDG are the two most important three letter acronyms in the World right now (and possibly the just the most important acronyms ever), yet each is redolent with confusion and depths of interpretation.

SDG 2: Zero Hunger and SmartKas

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The World faces a huge challenge as its population heads from seven to nine billion: providing enough food for everyone to eat. As a global population, we need to grow as much food in the next 30 years as we have grown in the entire history of human agrarian settlement.

SDG 5: Gender Equality and Altech

man and woman images on a scale

Progressive mining companies are seeking to meet these demands in a range of innovative technological advances but such progressive companies are also seeking to simultaneously address other SDGs. One such company is Altech Chemicals Ltd. which has implemented a range of measures to address another critical issue: gender equality.

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation and Altech Chemicals Ltd.

boy drinking clean water in a village

For modern mining companies like Altech Chemicals Ltd, taking water conservation seriously, from planning, through production to having an exit strategy are central to their business ethos. Altech Chemicals, therefore, incorporates a range of measures under SDG 6 (Clean water and sanitation) into its business practices.

Briefing note: SDG 7 – Clean Water and Sanitation

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By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.