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Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets



This report is a first step towards a uniform mechanism for business to report on their contribution to and impact on the SDGs in an effective and comparable way. It contains a list of existing and established disclosures that businesses can use to report, and identifies relevant gaps, where disclosures are not available. It also lists illustrative actions that businesses can take to make progress towards the SDG targets.







Issuer (type)

United Nations Global Compact Office (International)

Instrument type


Disclosure instrument


Geographical scope


Mandatory or voluntary




Text analysis

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    • E focus: climate change, climate risk, conservation, deforestation, degradation, drylands, emissions, energy, energy use, environment, environmental management, fisheries, forests, fresh water, ghg emissions, ghg reduction, greenhouse gas, hazardous waste, land use, oceans, oil spills, pollution, product stewardship, recycling, renewable energy, resource efficiency, resource use, restoration, soil, sustainable agriculture, sustainable food, waste, water, water intensity, water management, water quality, water reuse, water risk, water risks, water scarcity, water use, wetlands, biodiversity
    • S focus: basic services, collective bargaining, compensation, discrimination, discrimination policies, diversity, diversity program, employee training, employee turnover, employment conditions, employment policies, employment policy, employment practices, financial inclusion, forced labour, gender equality, gender pay, human right, human rights, indigenous rights, intellectual property, recruiting, recruitment, social impacts, temporary workers, working time, children
    • G focus: audit, bribery, business ethics, business reporting, competitive behavior, corruption, internal control, lobbying, money laundering, political contributions, responsible investment, responsible products, risk management, accountability
    • SDG 1: No Poverty, SDG 2: Zero Hunger, SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, SDG 4: Quality Education, SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 9: Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG 10: Reduced Inequality, SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, SDG 13: Climate Action, SDG 14: Life Below Water, SDG 15: Life on Land, SDG 16: Peace Justice Strong Institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships to achieve the SDGs
    • GRI 412
    • Administrative services, Agriculture, Education, Finance, Health, Management, Manufacturing, Mining, Professional services