Sustainable Development Goals


17 Sustainable Development Goals

The Agenda has 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets ranging from the elimination of poverty to combating climate change, education, women's equality, environmental protection and the design of our cities.  To achieve these goals, we all have to contribute: governments, the private sector, civil society and citizens.

Ineco works every day to develop transport infrastructures that improve people's quality of life, promoting sustainable and inclusive mobility.  This activity has a direct impact on Sustainable Development Goals 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) and 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).
Furthermore, as a public company and within the framework of its Corporate Responsibility, it actively joins this initiative by committing to the 2030 Agenda by raising awareness among its employees, disseminating it to its stakeholders and strategically aligning itself with the 17 goals.

No poverty

Poverty is much more than a lack of resources. It involves malnutrition, lack of access to education and other basic services, discrimination, exclusion, inequality? a myriad of issues! We can find some chilling facts in the world, which we want to make disappear as soon as possible.

Our goal is for all of us to grow economically in an inclusive way, creating sustainable jobs and promoting equality.

Zero hunger

There are currently 795 million hungry people in the world. These overwhelming figures could be improved by changing small actions in our daily lives: with the help of institutions, food could be provided and income could be generated for all through agriculture, forestry and fish farming. It is time to rethink how we produce, how we sell and how we consume our food. Because this sector, together with agriculture, is essential for our development and for the elimination of hunger.

We want to bring about a radical change in the way food is grown and produced, end all forms of malnutrition and ensure the sustainability of production systems.

Good health and well-being

There are huge differences between developed and developing countries in terms of health and access to sanitation, for example in the numbers of women dying after childbirth, newborns and children under 5 years of age. Today, much progress has been made in terms of access to clean water and sanitation, or in reducing diseases and epidemics, but much remains to be done.

Our goal is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all people of all ages, wherever they are in the world.

Quality education

Quality education is the foundation for improving people's lives, giving them the tools they need to find decent work and prevent abuse. Today, 57 million children are still out of school. The worst data are concentrated in conflict zones. Globally, the total number of young people lacking the minimum level of literacy is 103 million - 60% of whom are women.

The goal is to ensure that all girls and boys complete primary and secondary education, which must be free, equitable and of good quality.

Gender equality

Achieving gender equality is not only a fundamental right, but the basis for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Global communities would benefit across the board, both economically and socially. Much progress has been made, but we must continue to work to achieve something as basic as a man and a woman being equal in the eyes of society.

We want to achieve full participation of women, equal leadership opportunities and promote women's empowerment. We want to eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls, including trafficking and exploitation.

Clean water and sanitation

Water free of impurities and accessible to all is essential for the world we want to live in. However, causes such as drought, pollution and waste disposal mean that 40% of the world's population still suffers from water scarcity. Eighty per cent of wastewater, the result of human activity, is discharged into rivers and seas without eliminating its polluting components.

We want to avoid the predictions that by 2050 1 in 4 people will live in a country affected by chronic freshwater scarcity. We want to ensure the availability of water and its safe, sustainable and modern management for all.

Affordable and clean energy

Sustainable energy is an opportunity that transforms lives, economies and, consequently, the planet. Almost all of the major challenges and opportunities facing the world today have energy at their core. 1 in 5 people still do not have access to modern electricity.

The goal is to expand the infrastructure to provide modern energy services in all developing countries and to double the global rate of energy efficiency improvement. We want to ensure access to affordable, secure, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Decent work and economic growth

Since 2012, global unemployment has risen to almost 202 million people. Having a job does not always mean that it is stable and well paid enough to lift people out of poverty and live in dignity. Even today, terrible practices such as slavery and child labour continue to be practised.

By supporting development-oriented policies that support productive activities and decent job creation, we will stimulate the economy and all will benefit. We must create 470 million jobs globally for all those who will enter the labour market in the next decade.

We want to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Industries, innovation and infrastructure

Investments in infrastructure are key to achieving sustainable development and to boosting communities in all countries. This includes, among others: transport, irrigation, energy and information and communications technology. Investment in infrastructure must be among our priorities to ensure economic development and human well-being.

It is essential that access to information technology is universal. We want to significantly increase the contribution of industry to employment and gross domestic product, doubling that contribution in the least developed countries. The aim is to build sustainable infrastructure, promote clean industrialisation and foster innovation.

Reduced inequalities

By supporting development and equality-oriented policies, we will stimulate the economy and reduce the social gap between citizens. In this way, as well as by actively contributing to improving opportunities, health, education and other factors, we will achieve a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.

We want to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, regardless of people's gender, age, place of origin, etc.

Sustainable cities and communities

Creating and maintaining cities that create prosperity and jobs in a sustainable way is as important as securing the lives of the 3.5 billion people who live in cities. In many cities, people live in slums or privileged neighbourhoods where factors such as security, access to quality services or food differ greatly.

The aim is for all people to be able to enjoy adequate housing and basic services. We need to support the least developed countries, assisting them financially and technically to build sustainable buildings. We want to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe and sustainable.

Responsable consumption and production

There are many problems in maintaining stable communities without also putting pressure on land and resources. At current patterns of production and consumption, if the world's population reaches 9.6 billion by 2050, it will take the equivalent of almost three planets to sustain our way of life. And we only have one.

It is paramount that we work towards ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns, to ensure the sustainability of the planet and resources and access to them for all people equally.

Climate action

Today, climate change has a very pernicious impact on the economy and on the lives of people, communities and countries. Every day we can see sea levels rising, the earth's temperature rising and extreme weather events becoming more extreme. Not only will it affect our children directly, but it will be the poorest and most vulnerable people who will suffer the most, thus creating global migration problems.

Every small individual action counts. It is important to promote renewable energy, to call on the international community for a low-carbon economy and to improve education and awareness of climate change. We want to see action incorporated into national policies, strategies and plans, and to implement the commitment made in the UN Framework Convention. Urgent action now to combat climate change and its effects is paramount.

Life below water

The world's oceans drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humanity, representing 99% of our planet's living space. All the water we know and consume ultimately comes from the sea. Despite the enormous number of species in their ecosystems and the important source of food and economic resources they represent, 40% of all the world's oceans are severely impacted by human activity.

The conservation and responsible use of the oceans, seas and marine resources is important for the sustainable development of the planet.

Life below land

Thirty per cent of the planet is covered by forests, which provide food security, oxygen and shelter and are critical to combating climate change. They protect biological diversity and provide homes for indigenous peoples in many parts of the world. Every year 13 million hectares of forests disappear. Deforestation and desertification have affected the lives of millions of people and pose a major challenge to sustainable development.

We want to manage forests sustainably, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

Peace, justicie and strong institutions

Corruption, bribery, theft and tax fraud, among others, are factors that lead to violence and injustice and cost developing countries around $1.26 billion a year. The rate of children dropping out of primary school in conflict-affected countries reached 50 per cent of the total. Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building accountable and effective institutions at all levels must be one of our priorities.

The aim is to reduce all forms of violence and death rates in the world, especially those affecting children; and to reduce the corruption that, in some cases, enables them. We want to pass non-discriminatory laws, expand the participation of developing countries and strengthen the recovery of stolen assets. Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies is essential for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all and the building of accountable and effective institutions at all levels.

Partinerships for the goals

We must act with common goals that put people and planet first, working in alignment, joining forces and energy. Building partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society is the only way to look after all our interests.

We want to improve regional and international cooperation to ensure sustainable development and equitable multilateral trade and to enhance macroeconomic stability.