On 25 September 2015, the United Nations, together with governments, institutions and civil society, adopted 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), outlined through 169 milestones to be achieved by 2030 in order to fight poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
These goals are interconnected and indivisible, and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.
The SDGs are common objectives which apply to areas that are fundamental to ensuring sustainable development throughout the world, such as combating hunger and poverty, protecting resources, promoting responsible consumption, providing access to education and reducing inequality of all types.
These are shared goals, meaning that everyone (countries, institutions, individuals) is required to contribute to achieving them.
As such, companies must also play an active role; their own resources and skills can have a fundamental impact on the achievement of the overall goals.
Piaggio believes that SDGs represent an opportunity for and an approach to steer the Group's future development.
Aware of the responsibilities of a Group operating globally, Piaggio has identified the links between the priorities defined within the materiality matrix and their impact on the 17 goals (SDGs).
Piaggio's conduct and actions are consistent with and respectful of all the SDGs identified above. Considering the specific nature of the business in which it operates, the Group believes its activities can mainly contribute to achieving the following objectives:
3. Good health and well-being
5. Gender equality
8. Decent work and economic growth
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11. Sustainable cities and communities
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Fighting climate change