Our position on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda comprises of 17 universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals, which will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years, beginning with a historic pledge to end poverty.

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Our position

We welcome and supports the 17 universal Global Goals, and 169 targets, and believes that an integrated approach implemented through partnerships and involving the private sector, across the multiple goals is crucial to achieving them. We particularly welcome the recognition of the importance of the growing burden of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

As a global leader in diabetes care, we take a specific interest in health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We wish to offer our expertise and insights to ensure that the interfaces between health and sustainable development are recognised, prioritised and the individual targets reached.

Our view is that the targets are interlinked and that health is a prerequisite for sustainable development. From a human and economic perspective, efforts to enhance the health for all have potential to yield high returns on investment for all. Consequently, the company will systematically review its contribution to each of the 17 Global Goals and as a healthcare company we will put special emphasis on health and improving the wellbeing and life of people living with non-communicable diseases.

See our position on access to diabetes care.

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Below are the targets where we as a company can make an impact by contributing with our knowledge and expertise.

Our positions

We have formulated positions on issues of relevance to our business and our role as a global corporate citizen.