Our Approach

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their accompanying targets were ratified by 193 states at the historic UN Summit in September 2015. The SDGs set out a plan of action needed to address areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet by 2030. The scale and ambition of the SDGs mean that they cannot be achieved by governments alone. Businesses and other organisations also play important roles in addressing the sustainable development agenda.

Our commitment to enable a low-carbon and circular economy, empower our people and communities, and embed responsible business practices throughout our organisation aligns with the framework set out by the SDGs.

We have reviewed the SDGs against our material issues to identify the most significant positive and negative impacts of our operations. We have also considered opportunities where we can make the biggest contributions towards the SDGs while growing our business sustainably.

Priority SDGs
We have identified SDG 6 and SDG 7 as having the strongest links to our core business areas. These goals represent the greatest opportunity for Sembcorp to contribute towards the sustainable development agenda, and it is these two areas that our strategy seeks to address through business-linked targets. 

Supporting SDGs
We will continue to actively manage the supporting SDGs to minimise negative impacts while maximising positive impacts, and continue to report on our performance and plans related to these goals.

Underlying SDGs
The remaining SDGs do not have such direct links to our current material issues. However, as a company we believe that we have some impact across all 17 SDGs in different ways. The SDGs are a holistic framework; having an impact in one area will often impact other goals as well.

We will ensure that our sustainability strategy considers our broader impact across all 17 SDGs. While we will not report directly against the underlying SDGs, our ESG Review will cover many topics relevant across these SDGs.

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