Standard for optimizing an organizations contribution to Sustainable Development Goals

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Coordinator ALLIES AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 646 412
Project duration March 2019 - October 2019
Status Completed
Venture Strengthening Sweden’s role in international standardization
Call Standardization in order to gain access to new markets

Purpose and goal

The aim of the project has been to integrate Agenda 2030 into the existing swedish guidelines on sustainability and businesses. By doing so companies’ contribution to sustainable development is enhanced while also enforcing their competitiveness. The conducted analysis shows that a standard that combines Agenda 2030 with ISO 26000, positively contributes to international relations and to export opportunities. Verification, work processes and measureable goals in Agenda 2030 were highlighted by users when integrating the goals in existing sustainability work.

Expected results and effects

The project identified opportunities where the proposed standard would create effects for Sweden to lead sustainability development and Agenda 2030. In addition, the project shows that the proposed standard contributes to the international relevance of Swedish businesses and export, and to internal impact and Swedish quality work and goals, while also strengthening Sweden’s role as an important actor in the contribution the Global Development Goals

Planned approach and implementation

The project developed three complete proposals for a new standard (Appendix), all which were evaluated by the SIS TK 478 with suggested proposal as the final alternative. In total the project used three days for workshops with additional two telephone conferences. Individual work meetings (more than ten) were held during the high activity phases like interviews, case writing and surveys. A survey with Swedish export companies was considered valuable. Work package four has been running parallel to the other work packages when project gained momentum

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Last updated 2 April 2019

Reference number 2019-01070

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