17 Global Goals to Achieve a Sustainable Future

See how SAP is supporting the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and helping to end poverty, protect the planet, fight diseases, and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.

In September 2015, world leaders adopted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. With the ability to improve billions of lives around the world, these 17 global goals are aimed at sustainable prosperity for all in emerging and developed regions.

More than one year later, we can see that the world has started embracing these goals – and so has SAP. Our vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. This is our enduring cause. In service to this higher purpose, we have committed our people and our products to address the world’s biggest economic, environmental, and societal issues. We are helping countries, private and public sector organizations, and everyday citizens control risk, ensure regulatory compliance, operate with efficient resources, and innovate new business models in the digital economy.

Our solutions help eradicate slavery from supply chains and document every living creature on the planet to protect endangered species. Experts use our data visualizations and analytics to help end deforestation, promote environmental awareness, and improve the quality of life everywhere. Our software is helping to predict and prevent disasters, eliminate gender inequality, and educate people who might never have been inside a classroom.

We are committed to these goals, and we invite you – as a business person, an educator, or an everyday citizen – to join us through individual initiatives, partnerships, or the SAP® Next-Gen Global Challenge event.

17 UN Global Goals - and How SAP and Our Customers Are Responding

No Poverty

Digital transformation can build a sustainable digital economy, ensure the future of work, and improve life for all around the world. Read more

Zero Hunger

With careful management across the entire supply chain and with the help of digital technologies, we can ensure enough food for everyone by 2050. Read more

Good Health & Well-Being

Increasing the health or well-being of people around the world may require significantly different approaches regionally and locally. Read more

Quality Education

To create sustainable futures, there must be educated workers who can support government, private businesses, and other organizations that fuel economic growth. Read more

Gender Equality

Millions of women and girls around the world experience gender inequality. It’s time to end the discrimination and provide the fundamental right of equality. Read more

Clean Water & Sanitation

As California proves, no country is immune to water shortage. Until scientists find solutions, water and waste management are crucial to meeting global demand. Read more

Affordable & Clean Energy

The energy industry embraces innovative new technologies to bring modern and sustainable electricity to the 1.3 billion people without access to power. Read more

Decent Work & Economic Growth

Youth unemployment and forced labor are serious, but not insurmountable, barriers to economic stability for millions of people worldwide. Read more

Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

Here’s why nonprofits, private enterprises, and companies are empowering entrepreneurs with the tools and support to make their dreams a reality. Read more

Reduced Inequalities

Reducing inequality within and among countries is one of the UN’s goals; data and technology are important tools to achieve that dream. Read more

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Today, over half the earth’s population lives in cities, so the UN is working to make them inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable for everyone. Read more

Responsible Consumption & Production

Our global economy is dependent on finite materials. Find out how you can ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. Read more

Climate Action

Most of 2014’s global disasters were climate-related. Here’s how technology is helping to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity. Read more

Life Below Water

With oceans and inland water bodies covering 71% of earth, we can’t ignore what we are doing to harm them and the creatures who depend on them for survival. Read more

Life on Land

The UN Global Goal #15 is aiming to change the critical economic impact of endangered species with aggressive biodiversity goals for the next 15 years. Read more

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Governments naturally play a central role in bringing about peace and justice. But the private sector also has a role to play. Read more

Partnerships for the Goals

Global Goals: The UN has ratified 17 ambitious sustainable development goals in an effort to ensure a healthy, sustainable future for humankind. Read more